45,000 word short story: Father Bright, of the Church of the Sacred Seven, is overjoyed to learn he will be awarded the ‘Jade Numbers’ in recognition of his service to the Church. He cannot wait to get back to Earth and the Basilica where he will receive this great honour.
Ambrose Ruggs has a night he'll never forget as his tour as security on a mining planet comes to an end. With just one week of leave before his unit is shipped off to the infamous plains of the Flatlands fighting the Phalerons, there is only one thing on his mind – his beautiful girlfriend Maria. All he wants is to get back home and spend a week in her arms before he is shipped off to war.
Their pilot, Mr Hood, is the only person available to fly the two travellers to their destinations. Bad luck for them, since they're about to become entangled in Hood’s past. He is a man who lives his life without consideration for others and with no fear of the consequences of his actions. But, he is about to learn the eternal truth, that you can never entirely escape your past.
|Publisher:||J D Foster|
|File size:||329 KB|
About the Author
Hi, I am James Foster. I live in the Southwest of England with my wife and two children. In my day job I grind numbers for a huge international corporation (hmmm lets call them Mine Corp). But by night (and sometimes early morning) I live in the future in the Sci-Fi universe of the Church Of The Sacred Seven. I am a novice writer, but I love writing these stories so much. I’ve become obsessed by this little world. I have vague notions of what might become of the universe in the end (when I’ve written all I can). I have one more story idea that isn’t on the website yet and a good few of the stories are in their infancy so it will be while before I need to decide that. I write these stories for two reasons. One they are bouncing around in my head and I enjoy typing them out. Two there is just a vaguest chance that someone else might enjoy reading them too. I love the idea that someone else might read one of my stories and just for a moment be caught up in my little universe too.