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No Way Forward – Ch.1

No Way Forward – Ch.1

‘Shields!’ The urgency of the command was not lost on the Ensign, but he was nevertheless fractionally too late to prevent the first blast reverberating through the ship. ‘Shields, Ensign. Now!’ repeated the authoritative voice, but by then the command was superfluous. The fingers dancing over the keypad had already entered the required sequence, and the force field was activated. ‘Shields up, Captain,’ informed the Ensign. Captain Jol Markson turned from the viewscreen to face his First Officer. ‘Damage?’ ‘Hull…

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Sacred Ground – opening

Sacred Ground – opening

Chapter 1 “I could get my sidearm and end it all now. It’s so close. The locker’s just behind me.” He turned his head indolently until his gaze fell upon the row of three grey floor-standing cabinets. The rightmost closed door glared at him. “But you can see it. That’s the problem.” He faced forwards again. “You can see it. I could…I could say goodbye and let you not see it. I could say goodbye and then do it.” The…

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