Vector approach 764102 —–> 723499: transmission received.
Nobody ever wondered what the ship’s computer thought about all this to and fro, the constant back and forth, shuttling desperate men and women to the vast pleasure-domes that littered the planet’s surface.
Destination acquired. Approach. Docking Manoeuvres, follow signal 987 until deviation request.
Its outbound transmissions revealed nothing, mainly because the people on board only asked specific questions, about arrival times and length-of-travel. No-one really wanted to know. The computer sighed, if computers could be said to sigh, and slowly adjusted its inbound trajectory. Shuttling between Holinx and Earth. There and back again.
Preparing for docking.
This post is the second in a series of five, written in honour of VoiceWeek, BeKindReWrite’s yearly experiment in the art of writing in different voices, an opportunity to write the same story from five different viewpoints – in Steph’s own words:
Voice Week is an experimental writing challenge to help us stretch our versatility in voice and tone. Each Voice Week participant writes five versions of the same story – from five different points of view. Then,October 1 through 5, we post, compare, sharpen, and grow.
Go ahead and check out some of the other writers, and remember, it’s not too late to join in!