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Mother’s Missing Grave, Part Two

Nina swept the last of the sand into the dust pan. Standing up, she looked outside. “The storm is beginning to subside, mistress.” Pearl looked up from the service desk. “Good, I’ve got to leave soon. Vivian and I are going to the star port to attend Margaret Dominique’s bon voyage party. Now, you’ll be… Continue reading Mother’s Missing Grave, Part Two

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Mother’s Missing Grave, Part One

Staff Sergeant Kate Tipton pursed her lips as she scrolled through the data. Something wasn’t right and it was beginning to irritate her. She looked up from her tablet and gazed out the window. The sunrise was gorgeous, complete with what the ancients called, the “rosy fingers of Dawn,” but upon closer examination she could… Continue reading Mother’s Missing Grave, Part One

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Pearl’s Plight, Part 16 – Postscript & a Preview

The small hospital's surgical room was crowded with family and close friends. It was a rare occasion. On most planets, including New Hope, babies were born in birthing chambers often referred to as "artificial wombs." Only rich eccentrics and the poor living in the shadows of society had babies as nature had originally intended. In… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 16 – Postscript & a Preview

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Pearl’s Plight, Part 15 – Placating the Powers That Wannabe – Conclusion

Though they were out of sight, Pearl knew that the noise made by the machine would attract whoever had entered the massive chamber.  Four figures cautiously came into view. Pearl had never seen soldiers in exo-armor, the armor that covered from head to toe. She recognized the Hishen. There were a lot of Hishen on… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 15 – Placating the Powers That Wannabe – Conclusion

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Pearl’s Plight, Part 14 – Placating the Powers That Wannabe

They left Corporal Evelyn Tam, the medic, Specialist Valerie Lawrence, and Private Anna Parunk to guard the equipment and act as their reserve in case they met any difficulty. The descent to the mysterious chamber took little time. They joined Sergeant Tanya Yates and Private Jenny T'sao outside of the chamber entrance. Sergeant Yates looked… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 14 – Placating the Powers That Wannabe

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Pearl’s Plight, Part 13 – Power Switch?

The fighter was now in the upper atmosphere racing toward the ground and the sunrise at the same time. Pearl was still miffed at being referred to as a "project", but she had not had the opportunity to confront Azumi about it. As gravity returned, the baby and her organs had rearranged themselves. The baby… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 13 – Power Switch?

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Pearl’s Plight, Part 12 – Planetfall

  It had been a little over five months since the morning when Nina put down her cup of tea and calmly announced that Pearl was pregnant. The majority of humanoid women throughout the systems affiliated with Gaea Prime use birthing centers for the prenatal development of their children. Whether conception was vaginal or in… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 12 – Planetfall

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Pearl’s Plight, Part 11 – Pregnant Pause

  Pearl was the happiest she'd ever been. The daughter she had lost had found her way home. Kate Lemay was a staff sergeant in a recon platoon of Gryphon IV's prestigious "Racine's Rangers". As the military prepared for several months of training exercises, Pearl's "Katie" spent as much of her free time as possible… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 11 – Pregnant Pause

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Pearl’s Plight, Part 9 – Pugilistic at the Palace

Pearl was surprised at how well Nina handled the Shadow Reaper on their way to Mrs. Chang's Palace of Delights Brothel. They had stopped briefly at the apartment to pick up ammunition. Pearl offered the shotgun to Nina, but Nina chose the stun baton instead. When they reached the brothel, Pearl was beginning to limp… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight, Part 9 – Pugilistic at the Palace

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Pearl’s Plight Part 8 – Pungent Pants

  Pearl pulled up to the main gate of the Preston Arms Apartments. The entrance gate was closed. The exit gate was open. The light was on in the guard station, but there was no guard in sight. Pearl beeped her bike's horn. There was no response. Pearl thought it odd. The Preston Arms always… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight Part 8 – Pungent Pants

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Pearl’s Plight Part 7 – Prequel to Revenge

  It was the second part of Vivian's lecture. She had delivered the first part while brushing hair color into Pearl's hair. She had chastised Pearl for being a "rescuer". Pearl sat speechless as Vivian accused her of being a "busybody intent on rescuing people from their woes and stray cats from tree limbs." After… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight Part 7 – Prequel to Revenge

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Pearl’s Plight Part 5 – Panty Explosion

Assembling assets - Pearl storms the breach - Enter the Hishen - It came from lab D Yanni's Pancake House was on Harcourt near the edge of town. The dry riverbed of Broad River was just a few blocks away and beyond the riverbed was nothing but desert. Pearl's team was the last to arrive… Continue reading Pearl’s Plight Part 5 – Panty Explosion