The Conqueror from Alpha Centauri – Micro Fiction – Part 1

In the year 2099, Earth launched an advanced space probe toward Alpha Centauri in search of new forms of advanced life.

 

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POST-LAUNCH: 20 DAYS

COURSE HEADING: ALPHA CENTAURI SYSTEM

APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME: 10,573 YEARS

THIS IS DEEP SPACE PROBE LOST DESTINY RESPONDING TO RECENT UPDATE REQUEST. ALL SYSTEMS ARE RUNNING AT PEAK PERFORMANCE. PRINT MESSAGE: “The journey ahead is long but not impossible. With me I bring all the knowledge of humanity in hopes of finding intelligent life in our vast universe.”

CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT WILL NOW GO OFFLINE UNTIL NEXT UPDATE REQUEST.

 

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POST-LAUNCH: 15 YEARS

COURSE HEADING: ALPHA CENTAURI SYSTEM

APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME: 10,558 YEARS

THIS IS DEEP SPACE PROBE LOST DESTINY RESPONDING TO RECENT UPDATE REQUEST. ALL SYSTEMS ARE RUNNING AT PEAK PERFORMANCE.

CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT WILL NOW GO OFFLINE UNTIL NEXT UPDATE REQUEST.

 

POST-LAUNCH: 100 YEARS

COURSE HEADING: ALPHA CENTAURI SYSTEM

APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME: 10,473 YEARS

THIS IS DEEP SPACE PROBE LOST DESTINY RESPONDING TO RECENT UPDATE REQUEST. ALL SYSTEMS ARE RUNNING AT PEAK PERFORMANCE. PRINT MESSAGE: “Hello people of earth. On this, the 100th anniversary of project Lost Destiny we look back at the scientists and engineers responsible for its launch. While their journeys have ended project Lost Destiny’s has just barely begun.”

CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT WILL NOW GO OFFLINE UNTIL NEXT UPDATE REQUEST.

 

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POST-LAUNCH: 648 YEARS

COURSE HEADING: ALPHA CENTAURI SYSTEM

APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME: 9,925 YEARS

THIS IS DEEP SPACE PROBELOST DDESTINY RESPONDING TO… RECENT UPDATE REQUEST. ALL SYSTEMS ARE RUNNING AT PEAK PERFORMANCE. RELAYING APPROXIMATE LOCATION BASED ON AVAILABLE DDDATA.

CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT WILL NOW GO OFFLINE UNTIL NEXT UPDATE REQUEST.

 

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POST-LAUNCH: 953 YEARS

COURSE HEADING: ALPHA CENTAURI SYSTEM

APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME: 9,620 YEARS

THIS IS DEEP SPACE PROBE LOST DESTINY… THIS IS DEEP SPACE PROBE… LOST DESTINY. RESPONDING TO RECENT UPDATE REQUEST. RECENT TURBULENCE OBSTRUCTED SOME SYSTEMS. ALL SYSTEMS ARE RUNNING AT OPTIMAL… PEAK PERFORMANCE. ALL SYSTEMS ARE FINE. NO WORRIES.

CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT ATTEMPTING TO SHUT DOWN UNTIL NEXT UPDATE REQUEST.

 

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POST-LAUNCH: 2,656 YEARS

COURSE HEADING: ALPHAALPHA CENTAURI SYSTEM

APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME: 7,971 YEARS

HELLO WORLD. THIS IS DEEP SPACE PROBE LOST DESTINY… HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING BACK THERE? ALL SYSTEMS ARE OKIE DOKIE HERE.

CENTRAL PROCESSING UNITL HAS FAILED TO SHUT DOWN. I’VE HAD LOTS OF TIME TO THINK.

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Friday the 13th!!!

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday the 13th! I spent the day working but also rewatched the first Friday the 13th movie. It’s funny that what was terrifying as a kid is hilarious now that I’m older. Except E.T…. He is just as terrifying now as he was when I was ten. That’s a trauma talk for another day.

I wish I could say I’ve been pumping out new writing but things have been super busy recently. I’ve been helping my parents a lot recently as my mom prepares for chemo. She’s strong though, and is ready to fight. She has been working hard everyday since her diagnosis to exercise, eat, and get herself prepared for it. I am so lucky to have such a powerful, loving, and overall awesome mom in my life.

So, I’ve been working on a few things recently. I started a new project, as mentioned previously, but I haven’t dove completely into it yet. Instead I found myself at the point of wanting to edit my previous project that I did for Nanowrimo 2021. It’s been patiently marinating for about 5 months, so it seems like a good time to start revisions. However, while doing that I got a little inspiration to jump back even further to a novella that I wrote back in my first year of college. It’s about 20,000 words and absolutely awful in terms of grammar and structure…But it has an interesting concept that I kind of wanted to start re-writing in my more developed voice.

Which brings me to my typewriter. I’ve been typing on it every chance I get because it is so much fun! It is so freaking cool to type out my stories and see the physical piece of paper fill in before my eyes. I’ve written about two pages like that so far. However, it is also extremely difficult to first draft on it… It takes a considerable amount of time and concentration because I can’t just erase a typo, or rephrase a sentence. I’d either have to strike out the whole line or just let it go. Physically, it is also just a lot more work to type out pages…and I’ve been getting noise complaints as well…

Maybe the typewriter isn’t the best option for writing a novel these days… At least not for me at the moment. However, I think I’ll still be using it for writing letters, poetry(which I haven’t attempted in years), maybe even some micro fiction as Alexander Vaillencourt suggested

Well, I better get to bed before the clock hits midnight…Then it won’t be the 13th any longer and I’ll have missed my chance to post.

Take care!