Tuesday, February 8, 2011

River: 10thDOM February Challenge, Muse 1: Deep Sleep, Deep Space, Deep Shit

No time to freak out about that though. She has to get back to quarters, report to Ian( as she has been doing every single day of the last four years) and then report to duty. If it's not too late already. Seems her wrist unit got more abuse than just a spray of these most recent chunks. It says five am, which is not the problem. It says five am THURSDAY. Isn't it Wednesday? It should be. She left for the recreation area on Tuesday. Didn't she? Now she's getting more and more worried. If she's been unconscious for more than 36 hours, she's truly in deep shit.

Surveying the perfectly manicured lawn, well perfect until you take into account the fact that she has just violated it with what appears to be the dregs of quite the variety of appetizers that she'd had no time to digest. That's some cause for alarm as well. Despite the epic hangover, she's still a scientist and a damn good one. But it's not like it takes a certification in the multi-sciences lane to figure out that she must have eaten those apps fairly recently. It does mean that although she doesn't remember the last 36 hours, she apparently didn't pass out until less than an hour ago. It also means she had to have been functioning well enough at that time to sit at a table and consume food without raising the suspicion of the serving staff. Damn. A longer black-out just spells bigger trouble.

She is relieved to find that she at least has tokens in her pocket. Entering the glide bound for base, she counts her remaining currency. Good. Whatever else may have happened to her, at least she hasn't been robbed.

So much for small victories. Her commanding officer is waiting for her as she exits the glide.


Continued at Muse 2
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What I wrote to start this challenge is what they call Muse 0.  It could be whatever we wanted, but it had to be something that we could add chapters to as the muses rolled in.  We now are progressing towards Muse 9.  I'm totally behind, what with this being Muse 1, but swimming as fast as I can.  Use this link to find the info you need.  And if I've read the rules correctly, it's not too late to join.
P.S For those of you who missed my first part it's here.

8 comments:

House Revivals said...

This is so cool! I'm still not quite wrapping my head around exactly how your challenge works, but I'm loving the creativity I'm seeing here!
~Amanda

Brian Miller said...

nice. you have opened with a lot of intrigue...need to finish my next chapter tomorrow...some freaky muses to come...

clean and crazy said...

ok so where do i read the earlier posts and where tdo i go to find the next chapter???

Baino said...

Goes to show it doesn't have to be a Homerian epic to enter or indeed to win. Takes all kinds Tina . . keep it up. (might want to link the previous at the end or beginning)

H said...

Intriguing. Who is she and what has been happening to her over the past 36 hours? Looking forward to the next chapter!

I agree with Baino, please could you either link to the previous at the beginning, or copy/paste a section of the previous as a lead in?

She Writes said...

This does leave me wondering what happened to her. Nice start.

JeffScape said...

I'm still liking it. Science fiction, perhaps?

She Writes said...

Re-reading. I do recall now that I very much liked this beginning.