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[Novawrimo] Experiment Alpha

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Experiment Alpha.  

 

Before waking up the thousands of the Alpha team, surely one would need to check that the system is working as intended with a single test subject. A few times.

 

No characters in the story are in any way related or based on characters outside the story, real or imaginary.

 

This is a short story of around 5200 words  At this time the placeholders for UMF are still in. These were never removed.

 

Enjoy.

 

----First Paragraph Snippet----

 

Space. 
Contrary to popular belief back on Earth, stars do not move as you travel through space. Well they do, but the changes are imperceptible to the naked eye. And they don’t twinkle. Everyone I cared about I left back on Earth. Now Earth is destroyed, by some nova star and them along with it. Staring out into the void echos the void inside me. It is the loneliest I have ever felt. And then a space whale drifts by.
 
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Edit v1.1: Uploaded again with minor typo fixed as pointed out by Lethys.  UMF is still in the document. Otherwise no changes.  
Edit: No doc changes, just here to say UMF remains in the story and won't be changed :)
Edit: File was 0kb for some reason.  Re-uploaded for everyones enjoyment.

 

DUShortStory-ExperimentAlpha1.1.pdf

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Nice references (even if you claim there are none).

Just a reminder: the arkship has no FTL drive.

References are all in your head or purely coincidental ;)

 

And good catch there. That was supposed to be the light speed engine. Not FTL. I blame my editor :P

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Aiken Drum. My fave Julien May character because of the classic nursery rhyme he got the name from.

 

Good story :)

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What a coincidence. Did I just read 'nursery rhyme'?

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It's the name of the Man in the Moon :)

 

"There was a man lived in the moon, lived in the moon, lived in the moon,

There was a man lived in the moon,

And his name was Aiken Drum.

 

Chorus

And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle,

And he played upon a ladle,

and his name was Aiken Drum.

 

And his hat was made of good cream cheese, of good cream cheese, of good cream cheese,

And his hat was made of good cream cheese,

And his name was Aiken Drum.

 

And his coat was made of good roast beef, of good roast beef, of good roast beef,

And his coat was made of good roast beef,

And his name was Aiken Drum.

 

And his buttons made of penny loaves, of penny loaves, of penny loaves,

And his buttons made of penny loaves,

And his name was Aiken Drum.

 

And his waistcoat was made of crust pies, of crust pies, of crust pies,

And his waistcoat was made of crust pies,

And his name was Aiken Drum.

 

And his breeches made of haggis bags, of haggis bags, of haggis bags,

And his breeches made of haggis bags,

And his name was Aiken Drum."

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I was told never to say something nice unless I meant it. 

 

Congratulations on your story, Kurock. It was a nice addition to Dual Universe, and I wish you further success at the end of January. 

 

Cheers.

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