Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Starship Aprilis: Occam's Razor

This blogpost is part of the A to Z Challenge which begins on April 1st. The goal is to post every day (except Sunday) in the month of April. Each blogpost will be associated with a letter of the alphabet. Check the A to Z Challenge page for more information.

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The Starship Aprilis was a common and unremarkable transport ship built on Earth, back when humans were still bipedal and mostly organic creatures. The ship travelled between the many human colonies that were established at the time throughout the galaxy and served as both a cargo carrier and passenger transporter.

The ship finally met its end when it was stuck in a crushing gravity field off of Taurus Baqara C, which killed all who were aboard and destroyed all the on-board data and most importantly, the ship’s log. Of the ship only a small section survived, which was discovered quite recently several million light years away, in a slow decaying orbit around a black hole.

The remains of the ship offers no clue as to what really happened to consign the ship to its fate. The only document that could be salvaged from the remains is a travelogue, believed to be written by an unknown crewmember. The travelogue offers a glimpse of what life was like for a traveller of the stars in those heady days, thousands and thousands of years ago. Most importantly, it gives us a glimpse of many different planets and what they were like during the time.

The following entries are excerpts from the travelogue. May you find amusement and enjoyment from reading them.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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Sometimes, the simplest explanation is the answer.

And so what is the answer to the question: Where is Dr. Irina? Where has she been?

While on shore leave on Lepus Lupus, I saw her. Across the street from me, holding the hand of a girl who looked to be about five years old. They were both enjoying ice creams, and they both looked to be having fun.

Later when I went back to the ship and got back to my bunk, I lay down and thought about what this meant.

Is there another man? Should I even be so bold as to make a move now?

1 comment:

  1. Awww...the unidentified crew member is smitten. I think he should be bold and find out once and for all what his chances are with Dr. Irina.


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