“Hello?” A man’s voice. “Is anyone there?”
I still couldn’t see Jason, and we both stayed absolutely quiet, but the light was coming closer.
“That was definitely something…” The light was still fraying, periodically illuminating our surroundings.
“In there.” A woman’s voice, whispering. As far as I could hear, from their footsteps, it was only two of them.
Suddenly the light burst into the control room, and I saw the silhouette of the man, holding the torch in his left hand, and some sort of handgun in his right.
My heart was racing as he entered the room, slowly advancing just metres away from us. The woman was right behind him, both hands occupied by a much larger gun.
I tried to control my breathing, so they wouldn’t hear us, but there was nowhere to hide, and they were getting closer.
This is a quote from Eve of Tomorrow, a science fiction story I’ve been working on for the last couple of years. Here’s a brief description of the story:
A global catastrophe forces humanity to relocate, but in the process they discover they are not alone; beyond the solar system lurks a strangely familiar galaxy, filled with humans and wrecked by war. A small group of individuals find themselves amidst a battle of ideals, pitted against each other by their respective civilizations, but soon discovering a complex reality in which they are all connected. As the universe around them descends into a brutal anarchy, they recollect contradictory memories, that challenge their core assumptions and reveal the greatest secrets of their past. Can humanity discern the truth from within a web of lies, and will they like what they find?
Currently only the first chapter is available: Eve Of Tomorrow – Partial.
The currently status of the story is that it’s roughly 1/4 of the way through being written; more chapters will be released very soon.
I’m also working on a short story called The Last Train, which you can read on GitHub.