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Short Stories Not Forgotten


By Calvin Bender






Copyright 2017 Calvin Bender


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Table of Contents


Title Page

Copyright

Saturn

Platoon Ah - Ten - Hut

The Execution

The Great Depression

About the Author

Connect with Calvin Bender







Saturn




"In space, anything can go wrong. And usually, often, anything does at any given moment. Power converters; fail, igniter rockets; fail, warp drives; they too may fail. However, they are all supposed to be created not to fail when you need them the most but do exactly that, well, when they're most needed. I used to tell myself on the first mission to Venus, 'The magnetic coils will hold up during our jump to deep space.' and in fact, on several occasions, they did. However, in that case, silence crept through the ship like maggots in a dead dog that ran out of flesh to eat on when the coils failed. There was just nothing left. We were a floating tin can. A vessel with no life." He advanced his coffee mug up to the air towards the glaring stars roaring past the large view of his quarters. "And so, here's to our new journey to Saturn. A journey with hope, one without failure, and if we do fail...well, there's no turning back."


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