My granddaughter is into rock painting, and is experimenting with paint markers. She’s a chip off the old block. These are mine. You can’t have them.
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The story is a short prequel to the series that introduces you to a main character in the Al Clark Series. He is prematurely awakened from stasis and endures almost a year trapped in a portion of a crippled starship alone and fearing the worst.
To kill time and stay sane, Chris documented his ordeal in a journal, complete with drawings to illustrate his confinement. This book is a copy of that journal.
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A view from space of the only known habitable planet. One would think we would appreciate the complexities and fragility of our world. There have been cataclysmic events in the past. However, we weren’t around to affect the change.
My current interest (when I’m not writing) is ink drawings, sometimes referred to as line drawings. I love the contrast.
Space elevators are only theoretical at this point in time, but in the future – who knows?
Sometimes it’s interesting to see what a black on white drawing looks like reversed. Which do you find most appealing?
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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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Seventy four years after leaving Earth, Al Clark is returning home after an extended absence. His wife has passed away, the kids have moved on, and he has decided to leave the village they founded to research his forgotten past.
He was supposed to sleep through the journey – only that is not the way it works out.