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|REALITY (standard:science fiction, 444 words)|
|Author: Mehul||Added: Jan 20 2002||Views/Reads: 2026/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Green lasers, alien pods, gigantic mother ships...a short adventure!|
REALITY The missile lock panel flashed an alarming red as I speeded through the cosmic dust, dodging small asteroids which threatened to smash my small fighter ship. The defensive screen showed an X5X missile dead on my tail. I took my ship into a sharp backward roll, and came out of a full circle just behind the grey speeding metallic object that spelt certain death for me. Without any delay, I shot it down with my guns. As I zoomed through the glowing remains, the enormous enemy mother-ship came into view in the distance, looming ahead like a giant black cloud. Slowly, it became bigger, though I wondered how it could get any bigger than it already was. It was huge, with thousands of glowing spots on its sides, like the cells of a mammoth bee hive. There were some strange looking protrusions on its surface, which were moving about. Suddenly, they opened up like a flower and started emitting green pulses towards my ship. I dodged them as best as I could, but soon was faced with hundreds of insect-like ships emerging from an opening in the mother ship. Guns blazing, I pierced through the meleè of enemy ships. Shock waves from small explosions shook my craft as I tried to find a way out of the warring space alight with green pulses and blue blazing guns. My ships comport came alive amid the confusion and the voice of my squadron leader came through. “We have located your polar coordinates and are in the process of warping there. Standby!” My eyes were transfixed on my heads-up-display, when I felt a fly land on my arm. On looking down, I jumped in shock as I realized it wasn’t a fly, but a big bee. Hysterically, I waved my arms about, till the insect buzzed out of my cockpit. Getting my concentration back, I brought my gaze back to the display just in time to see the huge wall of the side of the mother ship blocking out everything in my path. In a mad rush, I grabbed the controls and pulled up as hard as I could. The glowing lights on the mother ship whizzed past like those on a landing strip, but rapidly kept getting bigger and bigger. Regretfully, I heard the undercarriage of my fighter hit the side of the massive ship, followed by the jarring jolts. Then everything went black. Slowly, a message flashed in heavenly white: ‘do you want to continue?’. Encountering no luck with change in my pockets, I jumped out of the simulator cockpit and strolled into the bowling alley as another excited kid took my previous place. Tweet
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