Here a brilliant inter-planetary take-off by a brilliant writer! Dear Beautiful People, please meet Uttley of https://weeditty.wordpress.com.
As the four-mate away-team of Starship Apple marched single file down the long corridor to the exploration pod Applet, the slow, measured tromping of their heavy boots upon the grated flooring resounded, ringing back heavily and hollowly like a grim, metallic dirge.
Calyx, the team leader, allowed herself a backward glance over the high white shoulder of her suit at her mates. It was to be their first expedition. Were they ready? Ready for anything? Probing of the planet for which they were bound had been problematic. Lush vegetation on the surface kept long-distance scans from being conclusive; would there be animal life? Predators? Sentient life? A civilization even? Going in blind was just Calyx’s style, for she was a cowgirl at heart, but she was worried about her three teammates.
“What you lookin’ for, boss? You forget something?” This from Skeve, the smallest and feistiest of the four. Calyx…
View original post 244 more words