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Jovian Eclipse by Asher Farlow

In an period the place Earth has change into a distant painful reminiscence, the descendants of these lucky to have fled had taken with them extra than simply their lives reminiscences and ache, struggle adopted them.

For the tragedy of Earth was however the first chapter in an ongoing wrestle for dominance over the minds of Humanity. Mining bases have gone darkish, squadrons of warships perform wargames whereas the droning plenty are fed a copious food plan of propaganda.

Beings past imagining, some pawns on this nice recreation, are ready for the approaching collapse. As items transfer into place, whisper turns to rumor as ideas change into actuality, zero hour approaches. Within the chaos and mass confusion the Jupiter Sector orders the thawing of a younger lady from stasis.

It’s her first day awake for the reason that struggle. It’s the yr 2412, and nothing would be the similar, once more.


Excerpt from Jovian Eclipse © Copyright 2023 Asher Farlow

The candy aroma of cherry blossoms in spring bloom gave little consolation as a swift gust of wind blew in from the shoreline chilled an already icy coronary heart. Swaying herself facet to facet, she couldn’t escape the horrors endured, not to mention partake in. It was to be her final noon stroll by way of the backyard of her childhood house.

A foot-wide cobblestone pathway snaked as much as the small pagoda, its edges lined with tiny lamps. Serene hills minimize by roadways, their tops topped with cell towers.

The chilly subsided as heat returned to her, giving a way of pleasure as she slowly approached the home. By no means might she have imagined a return to the previous, reminiscence is however a fickle factor, and a few are greatest saved as such, a reminiscence. Small vestiges of craving for a return to the way in which issues have been, the way in which issues must be, the way in which they need to be. Politics was by no means one thing that had her, not to mention a blue-collar working household on the outskirts of Osaka. They have been just too preoccupied with the mundane, with household, and work. When her brother was killed in a automotive accident, her innocence as a younger lady started to slowly fade over the following fifteen years. On the age of twenty-two a singular provide was offered, the Protection Power. Excelling in athletics, martial arts, and coding, she had the beginnings of some form of a profession. Nothing was sure, and with no higher choice, she accepted. Quickly she could be despatched off for primary coaching. That was till all the things modified.

With a brilliant flash and little to no warning, a fourteen-megaton nuclear warhead struck the bottom. Fortunately for the recruits, a steep rocky hill shielded them. It was additionally by a stroke of luck that they have been in a peculiar zone of security. One kilometer outdoors the blast zone of the bottom, and ten kilometers outdoors of mount Yoshino.

The river additional northwest started to boil as vapors slithered into the sky while a backdrop of the mushroom cloud burned all the things inside ten miles round floor zero.

She thought her life a nightmare, a household burned away from actuality. Japan had suffered such an assault in the course of the Second World Battle. Such issues are in fact sick and disturbing of their irony.



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