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Six Sentence Sunday #20

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Phew! NaNoWriMo is finally over and I can breathe again. And that also means I can concentrate on finding another 6 sentences for this Sunday. This time round I thought I may as well leave the NaNo document open and pull something out of that. Now, being NaNo and totally unedited (although I might edit a little just for this exercise). This is from a sci-fi story I came up with specifically for NaNo on the day before it started, tentatively titled, The Rogue. It’s about how the world reacts to a massive orphaned planet that plays Skittles with our solar system.

In this early scene the chief astronomer at the observatory is being briefed by one his subordinates.

Spitzer found an anomaly in Sagittarius. We need you to check it out.”

What sort of anomaly?”

A moving cold point, just on the threshold of detection. The system flagged it after about a week of watching and it’s only just moved enough in that time to trigger the motion sensor. It’s definitely real but we don’t know what it could be.”

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Six Sentence Sunday #19

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Thanks for reading last week and for the great feedback. This week I haven’t organised a 6 yet so please bear with me.

TBD

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Six Sentence Sunday #18

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Thanks for reading last week. Giving 6 Sunday a miss this week. Probably next week too. Too much on and NaNoWriMo is taking over my life. Slightly obsessed about not bombing out in the 40K range. I aim to be back in December.

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Six Sentence Sunday #17

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Thanks for reading last week and for the great feedback. This week we continue straight after last week’s 6 where Dominic watched his pregnant fiancée being thrown out of a plane. Last week’s BS warning still applies! Enjoy!

Dominic stood, open mouthed, listening to her screams fading away. This could not be real. Then with a sudden realisation that his unborn child and its mother’s life were in his hands he took two long steps for the door and dove out head first. Dominic could vaguely hear Maxwell’s fading voice calling out something about real extreme programming as he spotted Natalia below him, screaming like nothing he’d ever heard before.

Dominic, frozen with fear, clutched the notebook to his chest like a life buoy as he fell towards the earth. After a few seconds he came back to reality and realised he had to get closer to her and figure out how to program the computer to release both parachutes before they hit the ground.

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Six Sentence Sunday #16

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Thanks for reading last week and for the feedback. This week we follow on from last week’s opening paragraph of Extreme Programming. We jump forward a bit. Warning: this story has a James Bond style BS factor.

Dominic is surprised to find Natalia, his pregnant fiancée, already seated in the plane. He has just been told his task is to program his computer to remotely open Natalia’s USB parachute via the WiFi connection.

“Great!”, Mr. Maxwell smiled. He handed the other laptop to Dominic. “Oh, by the way, the WiFi only works up to a hundred metres so stay close.” He connected Natalia’s laptop to her USB parachute and gave the computer to her. He slid the door open, said, “Hold it tight, Sweetheart, time to go!” Then to Dominic’s horror, the two buffoons took her by the arms and threw her out of the plane!

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Six Sentence Sunday #15

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Thanks for reading last week and for the great feedback. This week I’ll take a break from Rani’s Right and offer something from my series of mind-game-based short stories. This six is from Extreme Programming. The title is named after a software development technique and the story popped into my head within seconds of first hearing the term many years ago. Here is the opening paragraph of Extreme Programming. Enjoy!

The suits led Dominic to an aircraft where a pilot was completing pre-flight checks. Dominic felt confident during the interview but the mysterious drive to what turned out to be this airfield caused him some unease. Why the two large men in black suits and sunglasses? It was standard practice for companies to put their candidates through tests to verify their skills and knowledge but what was this all about? Dominic needed to land this job. It was his last chance to convince his father-in-law-to-be that he was worthy of his daughter’s hand.

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