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The First Run: Episode Eleven - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-06-27 01:45:00

When the door opened, bringing with it the chatter of a pair of officers walking past, I expected it was Captain Hennessy. If you would have asked me to guess, before the door opened, I would have never gotten it right. Not even if I’d had until the heat death of the Universe.

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The First Run: Episode Ten - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-06-20 00:00:00

I wouldn’t say that I regretted not taking the offer from Dario Oberon, but as I sat in my little metal cell with nothing but a grimy toilet as companion, it certainly crossed my mind.

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The First Run: Episode Nine - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-06-13 00:00:00

A thousand years of literature and holovids have glorified the wonders of space battles. I know I’d eaten up the stuff in my early days, eight years old and curled beneath the blanket when I should have been asleep, watching glittering beams burst through the dark on my MobiGlas.

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The First Run: Episode Eight - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-06-05 23:00:00

“Why aren’t you moving?” I murmured under my breath, as if the slightest noise would set off the fireworks between the two pirate packs.

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The First Run: Episode Seven - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-05-29 23:00:00

My father was a stereotypical bar owner. Gruff, but lovable. Simple, but fiercely intelligent. He had an eye for squeezing profit, but not so his customers lost on the deal.

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The First Run: Episode Six - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-05-23 04:00:00

Nothing jolts a person like imminent death.

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The First Run: Episode Five - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-05-15 23:30:00

When the Night Stalker, Burnett’s ship, lurched into the docking station, the sounds of metal coupling together echoed through the ship.

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The First Run: Episode Four - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-05-09 00:30:00

The hum of a ship’s quantum drive against my cheek woke me…

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The First Run: Episode Three - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-05-02 00:00:00

When the tears came, I couldn’t hold them back, which only made how I felt even worse.

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The First Run: Episode Two - by Thomas K. Carpenter
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Posted: 2014-04-24 21:00:00

The worst part about being stuck in a holding cell wasn’t the interrogation, but the waiting until it got to that point.