(A brand new Little Spaces product is coming out this week and I wanted to share a taste…)
(Medium/In Stasis/10/Science/Wounded/Open Space)
The emergency beacon was the only thing that caught our attention. The ship was far outside the usual trade lanes between Alpha and Betaverse. Not unusual for folks to get off course and find themselves in some trouble, but we weren’t usually the ones to reach out and offer help. Captain decided to change course and see what he could do this time.
A whole lot of life signs on board got our attention. We could only tell they were in some sort of suspended animation. The manifest told us it was the ISS Trinity, a science vessel bound for the dying stars on the edge of the Betaverse.
We docked and a few of us went on board to see what we could figure out. Other than the emergency beacon, everything seemed in order. But something moved shortly after we opened the airlock. Something that didn’t show up on our scanners.
Whatever it was didn’t bug us, but we kept our eyes open. As we got to the stasis chamber, we noticed some thngs were more than a little out of whack. Every single crewmember was accounted for, but every sleep pod was covered in bloody handprints – inside and out.
By the time we told our ship what we’d found, it was too late and the alien had knocked off Pfc Harvey. We weren’t leaving the ship alive…
Little Spaces: Spacecraft is bound for shelves in the next couple of days. Keep an eye out! It expands the series into science fiction, which I hope to explore more soon!