I got inspired to write a short story so I pulled out my laptop and started typing. Maybe I might actually finish this one because I don’t intend for it to be very long. Here’s a short snippet (redundant) of Draden’s Mission. That’s a working title. Don’t really like it too much. Might change it.
Anywho, here you go. Feel free to tell me what you think.
It was six months prior that the Commander left for her mission to explore a recently discovered celestial body. It was one night prior to that when Sophya and her mother argued incessantly about the former’s decision to leave the academy two weeks before her graduation. And it was two months prior to that when Draden broke her heart and Sophya found solace in the arms of Lux.
This newly discovered celestial body was one of the largest objects ever to be recorded in the nation’s extensive history. Exploring new worlds was nothing new to the inhabitants of the planet Drodaria. Although their planet was small, with a pair of even smaller moons circulating it, the society on the planet was peaceful, intelligent, and largely responsible for most of the interplanetary technology in the galaxy. Scientist and explorers chomped at the bits every time their highly advanced telescopes caught glimpses of other planets that could support life.
Contrary to popular belief, the number of planets that have the means necessary to support life is staggeringly low. In the grand scheme of the cosmos, one would think the probability of life-giving nutrients would be favorable at worst, however this simply isn’t the case. As it turns out, life is a rather difficult trick to pull off.