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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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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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Starborne Academy: First Year: Claymore

The Claymore was a true battleship sleek, maneuverable with fusion engines and a full battle array of lasers, cannon, and adaptive multispectral armor. Liz paused on the gangway. The scent of ozone and afterburn reminded her of the day she

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Starborne Academy: First Year: Gliese Prime

Gliese is a red dwarf star system 22 light years from Terran Prime and resides in the constellation Libra. In the twenty-third century Gliese 581 c was established as the first habitable planet outside of the Terran system, but the

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