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.

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.

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