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Everything Is Changeable Except The Things That Last Forever

By Elinor Caiman Sands
Apr 10, 2020 · 4,095 words · 15 minutes

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From the author: Pete is an astronaut about to embark on the most dangerous mission of his life. But all he can think about is Kella, the partner he is leaving behind on Earth who is on her own mission, an involuntary one and one even more dangerous than his own. This story will be posted in parts, one part each Friday.


3 Chapters

Chapter 1

Updated Apr 10, 2020 · 849 words (4 minutes) · 86 views

"THERE'S A BOMB underneath me and it's about to go off. It's called the Alexandria, third shuttle in the Tycho Space company's arsenal. I'm lying on my back, booted feet in the air, waiting for the launch on a mission to repair the Sagan telescope. The acrid stink of sweat fills the cockpit, the smell of fear but I'd rather die than miss this flight."

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Chapter 2

Updated Apr 17, 2020 · 1,888 words (7 minutes)

"The first time I saw Kella she was playing the flute at our High School musical. She was as slender as the instrument she played, she had a mass of curly dark hair that flowed like a river down her back. She was the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen."

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Chapter 3

Updated Apr 24, 2020 · 1,358 words (5 minutes)

"At first nothing changes out there in space. The Earth still tumbles far below, vivid, cobalt. The sun still glitters off the metallic surface of the scope. Now I'm no scientist but even I'm not immune to the moment. If this thing works it could change the world, discover wonders we can hardly imagine, new planets, new life."

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