“Captain on the Bridge”, snapped the watch officer as Lillian came through the elevator doors. Nodding in reply, she made for the command seat. She’d slept soundly as the ship, ‘her ship’, the colony ship CS Endeavour, had ‘gone dark’ behind the nameless planet. Now, the sails were again filled with light and the ship accelerated once more.

A glance at the screens confirmed her notion of a velocity increase. After all, it had been 3 years, 2 months and 4 days (Earth Standard) since their departure from Wiwahal. Yes she was definitely counting the days! She’d gotten to know the ship well, even the occasional creaks and groans that ran through the ship from sails to stern didn’t bother her anymore.

‘Just three more months and 2000 settlers will begin a new life on Garson III’ ’, she thought, settlimg into the chair for a hopefully uneventful watch.

From my head via Photoshop CS6


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  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 1 year ago

    Fabulous skyscape, Chester . . .

  • Thanks .. I’m glad you like it.

    – Chester Edwards

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 1 year ago

    More please! Excellent work Chester!

  • Hi Adrian, Thanks for popping by and the compliment. There is more to come and hopefully I shan’t be so verbose in the text… LOL

    – Chester Edwards

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 1 year ago

    Your terrific work is featured in the Sci Fi Group! Be sure and click the banner. it will take you to our Forum, where your art is in the spotlight, on permanent display!

    Congratulations, Chester!
    This is absolutely awesome!

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 1 year ago

    Hope you’ll add this brilliant image to Cutting Edge (Fringe Science, Strange Phenomena, The Unexplained)!

  • Thanks Nadya, a) for the feature in the Sci Fi Group and b) for the suggestion.
    I have added it today.

    – Chester Edwards

  • Brian Varcas
    Brian Varcasover 1 year ago

    Superb piece!

  • Thanks Brian, I appreciate the comments.

    – Chester Edwards

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnson8 months ago

    Your OUTSTANDING futuristic work is featured in Wonder & Weirdness of the Universe!

    Click the banner, it will take you to the forum where your art is in the spotlight!

    Congratulations, Chester!

  • Thank you Nadya, for the feature and all the hard work you put into the group.

    – Chester Edwards

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnson4 months ago

    If you haven’t entered yet, please check out our challenge, Epic Sci Fi in the Sci Fi Group! This would be an awesome entry, hope to see you there!

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