Al Clark-Christopher’s Journal

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Chris wakes prematurely from a thirty year journey alone and trapped in the habitat ring of a massive colonial starship. His time is spent searching for an access card to allow him to learn the fate of the other colonists. There are no working computers to tell him where the ship is or how long it has been underway.

Trying to stay positive and sane are his largest hurdles.

An Unreported Curiosity

I have an idea worth toying with. The image included with this post is a four inch Personal Quantum Transporter . When a certain button is pressed the top opens and four spheres rise from inside. Three smaller globes revolve around the larger central sphere exactly four times, and then the device closes.

Handed down for generations from father to son it is considered a grand curiosity and treasured.

My protagonist will discover if the right symbols are held while touching one of the smaller globes, he will be transported to another world. I believe one of those destinations will lead to a seemingly perfect world without strife and hardship.

However, things are never what they seem. Are they?

Save the Elephants

The world is a complicated place. Science makes new discoveries daily, and still we know so little. Who can say that the extinction of elephants would not have an affect on us? I believe if there was no market for ivory the problem would be half solved.

(Cut Paper)

Christopher’s Journal (Update)

Christopher’s Journal (Prequel to The Al Clark Series)

Chris is nursing a badly sprained ankle and has time to kill, so he created his own Chessboard and pieces. He and his father played chess when Chris was younger and those days he remembers fondly. Playing against himself is not as fun, but it passes the time. The diagrams at the top helped to reintroduce him to the game.

He cut the chess pieces from paper, with the ‘black’ pieces dyed using coffee grounds from a pre-packaged breakfast. Although crude, it’s good enough to play the game.

The Excalibur Habitat Ring

Christopher’s Journal (Prequel to The Al Clark Series)

Christopher is alone, and trapped in the habitat ring of an aged colonial starship. He doesn’t know if the rest of the colonists are sleeping or dead. He is unsure what to do. This scenario was not covered at the Spacer’s Academy.

This is another drawing from his journal that documents his predicament. To help maintain his sanity he must find ways to stay busy and kill time. Drawing not only kills time, it helps ward off going crazy.

Chris’ Journal

Christopher Morris is a main character in my Al Clark Series. My current WIP is a short story depicting the journal he kept while alone and stranded on the Colonial Starship Excalibur.

He was ushered onto the ship at the last minute, and didn’t get the traditional tour awarded the other colonists before launch. The extent of his knowledge is what he can remember of the lottery brochures he saw before boarding, and the information gained from his mother who is somewhere aboard the starship.

When his Hiber-pod spits him out, he finds himself alone on an old and silent ship. Chris will spend almost a year trapped in the Habitat Ring of the massive vessel, with few clues about where the ship is or the fate of the people aboard. His search for an elusive key card is keeping him from entering the rest of the ship to get answers.

This drawing is from his journal. It is a means of relating his memory of the ship to his journal entries.

Luck Dragon

Part Leprechaun, part Dragon, this little guy can reward your interset with both good and bad karma. When he laughs, he sets things afire. Completely by accident – of course.

(Ink and Copic Markers)

Elephants are Faithful

This is my tribute to Dr. Suess and Horton Hatches the Egg. I read this book to my kids, my grandkids, and even a few nieces and nephews. If only we could all follow his example.

Maysie is a party bird. It’s a darn good thing Horton was there.

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