Saturday Apr 21, 2012

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Five-Minute fiction - 00:21-00:26

he made a note of the names, and hoped he would be able to file the necessary paperwork.

Shaw! Dalton! Sitrep! Thrope called into the mic.

Comm-chatter filled the frequency as he tried to sift through the stream of voices. His suit, adjusting for the voice-ids imprinted in its memory separated out the feeds from Shaw and Dalton.

A-okay, Dalton...
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Friday Apr 20, 2012

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Five-Minute fiction - 22:21-22:26

scattering a group of blips, but he didnt have time to take stock of the situation.

Break! Break! he said into the microphone as he rolled to one side and pulled himself tight into an arrow.

Thrope plunged on, the faint flickering of lights streaming past his visor as he plunged through the defensive grid. It wasnt a defence grid...
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Thursday Apr 19, 2012

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Five-minute fiction - 23:15-23:20


The world below glittered like a starscape. Lights dotted the surface of the fast approaching planet and Thrope could only marvel at it. Above him, the flickering fire that had consumed the remnants of the shuttle had been starved of oxygen and now only thick gouts of oily smoke filled the air, and beyond that the pale flickering of the...
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Wednesday Apr 18, 2012

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Five-minute fiction - 22:48-22:53

in the field. Thropes operators had utilized this type of insertions on numerous occasions and had few difficulties.

Thrope corrected his flight path and keyed over several of the mission parameters. The Union had established guidelines on how the facility was to be taken and what could, and/or should be left intact/dismantled. And as much as Thrope had...
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Tuesday Apr 17, 2012

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Five-minute fiction - 23:59-00:04

with the series of green lights that marked out the target.

The Confederacy had done their best to protect their facilities. Many of them were situated in areas easily defensible, barren wastelands that made defending them easy, however Thropes operators had been assigned the task of capturing and controlling a facility in the heart of one of the planets larger...
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Monday Apr 16, 2012

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Five-Minute fiction - 23:08-23:13

A brilliant flash of light filled the sky, but Thrope did not turn to look, he wasnt any need. Above him, on the edge of space the shuttle exploded. A field of energy, vibrant, effervescent sprang to life scything the shuttle in half. Below the shield, flames flashed into existence before being stifled by the thin air of the atmosphere...
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Sunday Apr 15, 2012

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Five-minute fiction - 00:15-00:20

glittered in the vast distance. Thrope closed his eyes, and counted down as the seconds ticked by. A buzzer cut through the silence but he was already running his boots clicking on the metal grating, and then he was falling the expanse of the sky opening up before him as he plunged toward the earth. He opened his eyes, and...
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Saturday Apr 14, 2012

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Five-Minute fiction - 00:35-00:40

Thirty seconds! the voice called out over the internal speakers. The digital H.U.D. on his helmet visor showed Thrope the ticking clock, the numbers quickly cycling down toward zero.

He felt the hand land on his shoulder and he spared it only a glance before moving forward toward the rear of the shuttle. The floor of the cargo...
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Friday Apr 13, 2012

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Five-Minute fiction - 00:39-00:44

Three minutes! Thrope heard someone shout and he check the digital readout on his wrist to confirm.

The shuttle bay erupted into a flurry of activity as all the last minute preparations were made. Weapons were checked readied, and flight suits were checked one last time. Thrope scooped his helmet up from his seat and slotted it over his head...
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Thursday Apr 12, 2012

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Five-Minute fiction - 23:40-23:45

the most economical when it comes to these kind of things.

Thrope tried not to laught. Hawk was one of the teams younger operators and while he was somewhat of a wizard when it came to matters of the technical, he tended to think he knew better than those who had experience. But he took the comment in stride, and...
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Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

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Five-Minute fiction - 23:07-23:12

but there seemed to be a sense of the yawning void that surrounded the shuttle.

That door is going to open and then we, you included, are going to jump out of the shuttle and fall toward the planet. While the above us the shuttle, this shuttle, explodes as it is caught in the energy barrier as it deploys.

No...
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Tuesday Apr 10, 2012

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Five-Minute fiction - 00:19-00:24

the sheets of paper toward him and signed on each of the lines where a tiny x stood out from the rest of the typeface before handing it back to the woman. She stood up, straightened her skirt and quickly tucked both her personal computer and the signed sheets into her bag before bending forward slightly and offering her hand...
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