Category: Fiction

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The Wretched, Day 10

Day 10, salvage ship The Wretched. I dreamt of the creature again. It’s growing. Feeding off the sewage and bodies spread throughout the ship. Tendrils, vines, roots…they scrape against the vents and in every little space. It’s everywhere. I can hear it when I’m awake...

A green-blue gradient colored floating astronaut backlit by light in the center of some large science fiction structure.

The Wretched, Day 9

Day 9, salvage ship The Wretched. Flight Engineer Crowley reporting. I am just waiting. Listening. There is little I can do from in here, but the captain has some personal food stashed away and water systems are still working. Even if it smells like cleaner....

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The Wretched, Day 8

Day 8, salvage ship The Wretched. Flight Engineer Crowley reporting. There was a fire in the compartment where I rigged the noise maker. Whatever happened I didn’t hear it, with the sound off everywhere none of the working systems got my attention. Well, until the...

A green-blue gradient colored floating astronaut backlit by light in the center of some large science fiction structure.

The Wretched, Day 7

Day 7, salvage ship The Wretched. Flight Engineer Crowley reporting. The constant dread and silence are getting to me. I thought the creature had broken in through the observatory where it had been trying before, but…I had just dropped my mug. It broke, of course,...

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The Wretched, Day 5

Day 5, salvage ship The Wretched. Flight Engineer Crowley reporting. One step forward. Two steps back. Things…did not go well today. I was looking around for one of the other systems manuals and found it in George’s office. Along with a menu. Looked like he...

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The Wretched, Day 6

Day 6, salvage ship The Wretched. Flight Engineer Crowley reporting. I realized this morning that it wasn’t just a matter of making a message and trying to get it out there. No, I had to get it out there. Had to. And that meant making...

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The Wretched, Day 4

Day 4, salvage ship The Wretched. Flight Engineer Crowley reporting. The engines…I have no idea what to do with them. Most of the day was spent crawling around them again, looking at even more of what’s going on. I swear I walked through the manual...

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The Wretched, Day 3

Day 3, salvage ship The Wretched. Flight Engineer Crowley reporting. I am still struggling to get systems back up. Each attempt fails and with each flickering of life support I worry that it will be the last time. What is the point of bringing back...

A green-blue gradient colored floating astronaut backlit by light in the center of some large science fiction structure.

The Wretched, Day 2

Day 2, salvage ship The Wretched. Flight Engineer Crowley reporting. I have spent the day trying to find something, anything, that could be repaired. Any system that I could bring back online. There’s no plan, not really, just…something to keep me busy. A first step....