Creative writing: skits, short stories, essays
Entries for author "cwallenpoole"

Silence Heartbeat (Spacefarer - 1)

The cabin was dark, and Tom Garret was asleep. He was warmed and comforted by ever-present hum of the the ship. Even while the ship was on its long glide, her reactor let out a sinusoidal pulse, embracing the crew in a warm and steady heartbeat.

Spacefarers knew this sound and loved this sound. It brought the feeling of kinship with their vessel. It was the sound of security in a massive and empty void, of their bubble of safety in the millions of miles of emptiness between them and their destination.

So when the reactor developed a murmur, Tom stirred. It was subtle. It may be hard to notice one extra beat among the thousands. It was too easy for a conscious mind to ignore such a shift and simply dismiss the unevenness as a mistake in perception. But a sleeping mind can sour, and Tom's did. 

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Colors against the Bean

Vernon has discovered something extraordinary. Nestled into the side of one of our mountains and foothills, we have found somewhere to sit. And, like some old knees which have been standing all day, it feels good to take a moment and rest. While we're at it, we can also pick up some coffee.

I'm talking about one of the new stores to Vernon, The Daily Bean, which has very quickly become my favorite spot in our downtown. Yes, I have use for the Acme, and I've spent far more time at SNAP fitness (in both locations), but this coffee shop nestled into the foot of the mountain offers one thing that no where else has managed. It lets us sit.

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