After a truly depressing Monday, it’s now a brand new Tuesday, which means it’s time for another chapter in the ongoing saga that is…
Today, our heroes take their first tentative steps into an entirely new world.
Let’s see how that goes.
This is the city of Boluzai on the planet Poloff Prime. It’s the heart and mind of the Star League, the absolute height of League civilization… and that height is around a hundred feet.
“Quietly,” Gar Barlybar says as we follow softly along behind him. “Don’t worry about traffic. It’ll take care of itself.”
As we step forward into the miniature city’s streets, Gar’s words prove true. The small and bulbous flying cars–a thousand varieties of trucks, sedans, station-wagons, vans–they all flow in a wide arc around us, going about their business like we’re not even there. It’s like we’re surrounded by an invisible bubble.
The summer break is over, and it’s finally time for more amazing adventures in the furthest reaches of the galaxy. It’s time for…
Earthian! Today, our intrepid adventurers make landfall after the disastrous events of Chapter 14.
Alrighty… let’s get our footing.
There are five of us.
We’re standing on a paved circle while some kind of mist peels off our suits and crawls across the ground. The sky above is red, filled with lumpy pink clouds shaped like balloon animals.
This is Poloff Prime, an alien world somewhere in our galaxy. I’m told it’s the capital of the Star League, but to me, it’s the last place Michael Oxbow was seen.
…well, that may be overstating matters a bit. Nevertheless, The Passive Voice: Its Darkest Secrets Revealed! was one of the few pieces tweeted by Medium’s editorial staff on Saturday, which brought in (by my standards) a metric buttload of traffic. I’m jazzed right now.
In other news, Earthian‘s summer break continues, and I’m so sorry for the delay. I’m working on a few fast side-projects (articles and short stories) in order to attract a little attention for Earthian‘s returns… and maybe even win some prize money along the way. I already have an entry ready for The Molotov Cocktail’s Flash Monster contest, and I’m also gearing up to compete in The Hugh Howey Booktrack Competition. Hugh Howey’s contest has a $5,000 purse, and… wow. Just wow. I’m probably going to need help with that one, and I hope I can count on you to lend me your vote!
As for Earthian, the season will be starting back up the first week of August with Chapter 15: Odyssey!
-dances awkwardly away-
I’m afraid Tuesday came a little late this week. Must be some kind of quirk in the space-time continuum. Nevertheless, it’s time for more…
Earthian! Today, we’re blasting off into the second act with Chapter 14, whose name is (now) Nightfall. If you’re just joining the program, you can catch up on old episodes right here at the Oktopod Blog.
Lift off in T-Minus 3, 2, 1…
Of all the strange things we saw and experienced during our time in space, this one name will haunt me forever. Of course, I didn’t know that at the time. It was just another weird thing Owijer said. A new toy. Another simuloid in an endless parade of them.
I didn’t know the danger the word represented… or the hidden truth it stood guard over. And because I had no idea, I didn’t care at all when the Aggressor-V exercise was cancelled. There were more important things to deal with all of a sudden. Continue reading
Sorry the next chapter is so late! Been working on the house a lot (we’re getting ready to sell), and it’s pushed my production schedule back a bit. Chapter 14 should be up later today.
It’s Thursday, so pull up a chair and prepare for another adventure-filled episode of…
Earthian! Today, we’re heading back to the surface of the Moon, so take a deep breath and get ready.
If you’re just joining the story, you can catch up right here at the Oktopod Blog.
Alright, let’s hop in…
“Come on… wake up, buddy.”
“Fghunlh,” I say (more or less).
Something’s poking me in the ribs. I’m wedged in a very uncomfortable place, and I just want to keep my eyes closed.