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Amongst the Stars, From Operation Arrow“Cyber warfare, ain’t nobody got time fo dat!”
January 5, 2235
Captain Brin “Alltone” Altoni wasmesmerized at the undulating asteroids through the visor of his assaultsuit. Why not the Marines? He thought tohimself as he guided his Soldiers through the ‘Sistine Chapel’ area of thisparticular asteroid. The newly formedPan-Asian Federation had laid claim (along with everything else in the sector)saying that they had mining rights, and the United Planets had no right to behere. Even though historically for acentury there had been scores of United Planets merchants and militarymaneuvers through the Von Kepler Belt, in the middle of the Droz system. Scientists had likened it to the originalsolar system where Man had originated as it followed a near similar pattern,this time the belt just ‘past’ the fourth non-habitable planet in the smallsystem that they now occupied. PAFclaims were that it inte
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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