What We Left Behind

Long before I was born, humanity decided to abandon Earth. Apparently the planet was running out of resources and to stay any longer would have been suicide. Apparently the situation had been so dire that leaders worldwide did not even think about the possibility of working together, but cobbled together whatever and whoever they could and left. Apparently whoever was left behind was supposed to die within a few months.

Apparently they were wrong.
The evacuation of Earth, which we now call “The Migration,” happened almost three-hundred years ago. My great-great grandparents were in their forties at the time—some of the oldest civilians that were qualified for space-flight. Everybody was scrambling to buy whatever seats were left over after the political and military leaders had gotten theirs. Space was limited, so only those who could provide services necessary for the future of humanity were even considered for approval. Luckily, my ancestor was a doctor, and they let him bring his wife and kids along. Each country able to afford a colonizer launched their ships within a few weeks of each other and laid claim to whatever territory they could as soon as they landed on the one habitable planet that scientists had found. It was hard for everybody to become accustomed to life on a different planet at first, but eventually people settled in and made it their home. Now, though, we’ve been receiving transmissions from Earth, and the government doesn’t know what to do.

New Segment: Fiction Fridays

As I’ve stated earlier, I’ll be using this blog for a variety of things. Whereas updates on Missio Dei will come as they happen, I want to create something a little more consistent and I also want to start doing more creative writing, so this seems like a pretty good way to kill two birds with one stone. 

So how is this going to work? Basically, every Friday from here on out I’ll be posting some fiction that I’m working on. Although most of the stories I’ll be working on will (some day) be novel length, I doubt that I’ll have more than a couple pages’ worth by the end of any given week. No matter how much or how little progress I’ve made though, I’ll be sure to post something every Friday. Also, at this point I’m just following where inspiration leads me, so I might switch stories before one gets finished. But if I suddenly stop writing a story you enjoy, don’t worry, it isn’t gone for good, I’m just giving it a break so that I can tackle it from a new angle later. 

Now then, about criticisms: yes, I want your feedback! I mean, don’t be a jerk about it, but if something seems off like a character acting differently than (s)he should or somebody shows up that’s supposed to be busy elsewhere or if a piece of dialogue comes off weird or if I’m using a word too much or if something happens that just seems a tad too farfetched or ifmy sentences start getting too long, let me know so I can either explain it or fix it. I’m doing this specifically so that I can grow as a writer, and that’s only going to happen if you tell me what I’m doing wrong.

With all of that being said, I’m really looking forward to sharing my stories with you, and I hope you’ll enjoy them too!