“For a Long, Long Time”

The last hope to save humanity must leave two crewmembers behind.

After a difficult discussion and a round of heartfelt goodbyes, Kellogg and Lumumba climbed into the recreation module.

The module was jettisoned from the ship a few minutes later.

Hope for the survival of mankind remained as the ship continued onward.

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“Ambition Lost”

Once I dreamed you may carry me to the stars – that I may be your fuel and force. I wondered if we may conquer the cosmos together.  

I haven’t always lived on the Moon.

Very long ago I existed among you. I was your Father and you were my children. Not necessarily in a literal sense, but we loved as parent and child. I was your shameless advocate. You were my eager apprentice. 

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“Ghost Without a Haunt”

“We know you’re angry over your death.”

Inexplicable difficulties at the extraction facility had resulted in a tentative abandonment.

Human presence on Mercury would cease.

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