Friday Night Drabble Party!
The Party is back and it is better than ever!
Okay, it’s probably not better than ever because how can you improve on perfection?
I kid! I joke! I cry? I don’t know. It’s one of those Fridays. My head is swirling with graphic novel pitches, new novel plots, nonprofit organization structures (high school drama booster club), the fact I’ll be seeing Loretta Lynn at a casino this weekend, and Daredevil is on Netflix. Crazy, man, crazy.
Know what else is crazy? Military space opera! What? Bad segue? I don’t care! Check out my latest novel below and go get you some! It’s all 100% Jake Bible with plenty of gore, blood, foul language, action, and spaceships making pew pew noises and blowing stuff up! Hell yeah!
IN PERPETUITY WE LIVE!
IN PERPETUITY WE FIGHT!
IN PERPETUITY WE DIE!
For two thousand years, Earth and her many colonies across the galaxy have fought against the Estelian menace. Having faced overwhelming losses, the CSC has instituted the largest military draft ever, conscripting millions into the battle against the aliens. Major Bartram North, Chief Training Officer on the CSC Training Station Perpetuity, has been tasked with the unenviable task of coordinating the military education of hundreds of thousands of recruits and turning them into troops ready to fight and die for the cause.
As Major North struggles to maintain a training pace that the CSC insists upon, he realizes something isn’t right on the Perpetuity. But before he can investigate, the station dissolves into madness brought on by the physical booster known as pharma. Unfortunately for Major North, that is not the only nightmare he faces- an armada of Estelian warships is on the edge of the solar system and headed right for Earth!
Major North has one chance to find out the truth, rescue the Perpetuity from its madness, and defend the Earth from attack, or all of humanity could be lost forever!
How do you like them apples? (There are no literal apples. Stop looking for apples.)
Now, on to the drabble!
There was nothing left.
Collin stared at the void, his eyes desperate to see signs of life, signs of existence, signs of anything. Just…nothing.
He turned from the void and faced the mountain, his searching eyes relieved to focus on something substantive. The snowy peaks, the dark green tree line, the almost perceptible waterfall that split its face.
Then the shimmering began, just as it had with the rest of the world.
“No,” Collin whispered, knowing there was no one to hear him.
And like that the mountain was gone.
Collin stared into the void.
There was nothing left.
Disclaimer: I said there are no apples!