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Space Opera Part 24 – Virgo Supercluster

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We had made a short jump away from the spot where the battle with five Overlord ships had just ended.

“We’re coming out in five seconds, Captain,” Skip said.

Sondra tapped on her PA. “Standing by to load the Zephyrus and Tristar.”

“Good,” I said, getting out of my captain’s chair as the static charge hit me. “Nolan, do you have a good location for us to hide?”

“Here’s what I suggest, Captain. This quadrant in the Virgo Supercluster. There are sixteen planets all within less than a couple weeks travel using impulse power. I don’t think that’s safe enough, though, so I have another suggestion. I’m sure the Chairman will have to sign off.”

“Let’s hear it, because I’ll have to sign off on it too,” I said.

“We’ve got a large supply of the newest type of proton mines, Captain. We could leave a dozen of them at…

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Space Opera Part 23 – Triple Team

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We were still in the conference room with Vermillion, discussing the battle. Nolan was thinking about nuclear fission and level five worlds, which I had just brought up.

“You’ve got something there,” Nolan said. “Technically it would be illegal to gather that material up from level six worlds. It would also be next to impossible to pull off, given the far more advanced technology of those worlds.”

JJ thought for a moment. “Given the fact that the Overlords have these new ships, it’s possible that they have other technology we don’t know about… such as cloaking technology.”

“If they had that, they’d use it on that new ship,” Vermillion said. “They didn’t know we had it until our attack on the Mars space dock.”

“They knew we were working on it, though,” JJ said.

Vermillion nodded. “True.”

“They might be doing the same thing we are,” I said.

“Meaning what?”…

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Space Opera Part 22 – Projectiles

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It took me just a few minutes to craft the message for Vermillion to send through the back channel to Simone. He chuckled after reading it.

“Perfect. I’ll be back in a few minutes.”

“Will we get a reply before we come out of the wormhole?” Sondra asked.

Vermillion turned before he got through the door. “If they respond to the server that I’m sending this from, yes.” He left.

JJ moved closer to me. “You know, this might piss Simone off enough to actually attack Earth, and then we’re in trouble.”

“She’s going to do it anyway, unless we surrender, and we’re not doing that. If she hits Earth with an attack, then I will target Devonia Axxiom. I didn’t intend that message as an idle threat.”

“That’s the Captain Trey Clarke I remember,” Sondra said. JJ shot her a worried glance, but kept her mouth shut.

“Should I…

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Here’s a taste of Stolen Youth – the next in the Franklin and Davis series.

Here’s a preview of Stolen Youth.

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This one is in editing right now. It’s a full-length novel, and it’s rated NC-17 – so beware if you don’t like bad language, violence, ect. It follows the further exploits of George Franklin and Malcolm Davis. Hoping to have it out in a couple months.

This is Chapter 38 “Red Relatives” – these cretins are the wild, savage siblings of Red Dagger, a serial killer who tangled with Malcolm Davis and didn’t live through it…

“Dammit, Fergey, knock it off!” shouted Fred.

Fergey was driving the van, weaving in and out of traffic like a madman, narrowly missing several cars and a semi-truck. They were blasting down I-75 from Gaylord, Michigan. Fred was in the passenger seat, eyes wide, sweating. Hal was sitting in back, leaned against the paneled wall, playing his harmonica.

“Will you stop with that, Hal?” Fred shouted. “And Fergey, don’t forget to get on route…

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