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Starborne Academy

Name of Web-Serial: Starborne Academy Posting Schedule:  Sunday Post Minimum: 250-500 Words Genres: Superhero, Space Marine, Sci-fi, YA Graphic Elements: PG Summary: Starborne Academy — The elite officer training school for the United Starborne Corps. Our story follows three female cadets–Elizabeth (Liz) Grissom, Gemini(Gem) Schirra,

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Starborn Academy: First Year: Never Say Die

Trudging along behind her parents, Elizabeth Grissom stepped off the Merino interstellar cruiser to join the new cadets for first muster. Starborne Academy’s welcome center smelled of ozone and afterburn. Looking around Liz noticed several family units from various military branches saying

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Starborn Academy: First Year: Pull The Wool Over Their Eyes

“Trident group 3-G: Grissom, Elizabeth. Shepard, Margaret. Schirra, Gemini. Trident group 3-H…” Acting Ensign Parson’s voice droned on and on. “…Trident group 3-Z: Hatten, Mark. Mossel, Ahab. Johnson, Bob. All Trident groups report to your bunks on the double. Go.

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Starborn Academy: First Year: Baseball Caps & Cravats

  Peep set the morning alarm for 35 standard Terran minutes before the 0500 hours roll call, but it wasn’t enough. Roll call came at 0300 hours on the second day. Flopping on her bed Gem toed off her athletic shoes.

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Starborn Academy: First Year: One Small Step

Liz was excited! Today was the first day of real training. They had passed all their physicals and the best part was cadets were getting a rare treat this year, Lieutenant Commander Greyson Parker of the 5th Terran Battle Brigade was

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Starborne Academy: First Year: Float Like a Butterfly

Weightlessness plagued most first time spacewalkers with queasiness that could be near overwhelming. The last thing the girls wanted was to puke their first time out. “Okay, my brother said to contract your abs tight”, Liz coached. “It will stave

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Starborne Academy: First Year: Sting Like A Bee

Weapons training had to be Liz’s favorite skill set she was learning so far. With her extraordinary depth perception and visual acuity she was a natural with both the plasma rifle and sidearm. After a week of firing range classes

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Starborne Academy: First Year: First Strike

Sliding into her seat seconds before the start of quantum mech, Liz breathed a sigh of relief.  She had been late to the class last week and one more time and she’d be assigned to scrub afterburn off the commandant’s

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Starborne Academy: First Year: For Whom The Bell Tolls

The girls barreled into the outer office of the Commandant’s and skidded to a stop at the Executive Officer Peter Compton’s desk. The XO stood and they exchanged salutes, three fingers of the right hand pointing toward the middle of

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Starborne Academy: First Year: Ever look on Heaven’s scenes

  The memorial for Colonel Duke Schirra, Gem’s father, was a tribute to his years in uniform and to his love of family. Ambassador Marous Nelvin of the Consolidated Systems Alliance did the eulogy his words were not only kind,

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