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Starboat Journal
Author: Webster

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The fifth day of June, 3085, cosmic era II.
Jon Falcone, Overcaptain, Mining starboat Antares IV.

We have been on this lump of ice for fourteen days
The pocket of ergite was detected and since no
further progress has been made on the object'.
Sixty meters high and sixty-two meters in circumference,
it possesses a soft outer skin covering an impenetrable
layer of an unknown substance. My chief scientist
says this substance could be a force field, since our
ultradiamond drills had no effect.

The only information received from its interior was a
slow rumble of noise that tilted the Antares IV six degrees
off vertical. No damage reported. I ordered a complete
spectrum analysis which should be ready tomorrow.
Thank Space the ergite processing site is almost
completed. The crew is getting edgy.

The sixth day of June, 3085.

Dr. Blade notified me of twelve complaints of headaches
among the exterior crew. No cause is named. Corsair,
our chief scientist reported that with one exception, no
emanations at all are coming from the 'object'.
The lab says it weighs five million earth tons and they time
the rumbles from its interior at twenty three hours apart.
The exception is probably a false reading of 56 to the 7th
power at 6 nano angstroms - somewhere in the lower thought
ranges, but impossibly strong.

The seventh day of June, 3085

Finally, a computer report from Sirius answering my request
for information about the emanations from the object. There
must be some mistake or a joke of some sort. The readout
claims its source from a study done on extra galactic life
in 3044 by Earth University. The frequency is listed as a
single syllable from a life form on the super planet, Lagos,
Sirius Cluster. It supposedly denotes the hunger cry of a
baby. Very funny. Ha ha.

The eighth day of June, 3085

We

------- Author's Notes -------

The log found on a derelict starboat in Anno 3190 tells a
strange story that ends suddenly.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Tarna (68.159.125.243) -- Sunday, November 7 2004, 08:19 pm

Interesting..

I enjoyed this piece. Especially the ending. It held my attention all the way through wondering what would come next.
 
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