16. Can Disaster Be Averted?

Previously, Marine Commandant Gerald Kingsley was on his way to meet with ArcGeneral Hastings in the hope of averting bloodshed between his Marines and the Crusader Army. Feelings were running high among the Marines and many among the civilian Naval or technical class after the execution of a Marine sergeant, the whipping of his brother, the sexual violation of his sisters and a marine private – all at the hands of Crusaders. Kingsley feared total disaster – a full-blown civil war between the two social classes aboard Scepter and on the planet surface.

(Office of ArcGeneral Hastings – Kingsley, Hastings, and Romano in attendance. We join the meeting in progress. Kingsley has finished his briefing about the unrest among many Marines due to Crusader abuses.) Continue reading “16. Can Disaster Be Averted?”

15. A Rebellion Is Brewing!

In our last episode, Marine Colonel Roberto Gallo met privately with Navy Marine Corps Commandant Gerald Kingsley about a serious problem brewing among the Navy Marine Corps, stemming from their treatment at the hands of Crusaders military personnel. This issue is part of the aftermath of the ill-fated educational field trip to the planet surface by science teacher Georgio Pinto. Continue reading “15. A Rebellion Is Brewing!”

14. “There’s Trouble Afoot, Sir!”

It has been two months since the survivors from Earth arrived at planet Genesis. The ruler of this divided society, High Chancellor Jerome Hayes, has been in office for less than a year. He is aware that the Naval class, oppressed and tormented for almost a century by the faithful class or Churcher class, are resentful and likely to rebel if given the opportunity. The cleric feels pressured by the need to appear strong and unyielding in the eyes of the Chancellery Council and the faithful. Hayes knows that the well-armed Crusader army and its superior numbers are an effective deterrent to rebellious members of the Navy and Navy Marine Corps. That said, the longer the survivors from Earth remain aboard the ship, UNS Divine Scepter, the more explosive relations between Churchers and Naval class can become.

On this day, Marine Colonel Roberto Gallo is meeting privately with Navy Marine Corps Commandant Gerald Kingsley, about an urgent problem among some Marines that is spreading. Continue reading “14. “There’s Trouble Afoot, Sir!””

13. A Jungle Field Trip (D)

Previously, a senior high school Botany class embarked on a shuttle to the surface of planet Genesis from the colonizer ship, UNS Divine Scepter. As a precaution, teacher Giorgio Pinto’s class was accompanied by a security detail of twelve Marines into the jungle adjacent to the construction site of Genesis City. Once there, the class of thirty students was given one hour to collect samples of flora to take back to class aboard Scepter for study. After that, they were to have a tour of the facilities at the capital city site and lunch with the Director of Building Operations, Jethro Hodge.

Unfortunately, two female students were startled near the top of the waterfall and fell into the churning water below. Two Marines searched frantically and brought both girls to the shore. Carla was underwater longer than Barb and the Marines were having difficulty resuscitating her ashore. Continue reading “13. A Jungle Field Trip (D)”

21. How Far Will You Go to Fulfill Your Duty? #RRBC

In our last episode, Dr. John introduced Author, Nonnie Jules to the big Irishman, ArcGeneral Pat Conroy, who grew up with Marco Rossini in Darymanis City. The two hit it off immediately and enjoyed chatting about Marco’s return from a near-fatal injury. Today, Nonnie finishes up her Treachery & Triumph Tour on Genesis with a visit to Vice President Marco Rossini’s home on the University of Genesis City campus. She needs to know how he plans to carry out his duty. Continue reading “21. How Far Will You Go to Fulfill Your Duty? #RRBC”

HOW DO YOU WANT TO LIVE? #RRBC

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.

~ Mark Twain

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) was the pen name of Samuel Clemens. He was an American writer, publisher, entrepreneur and lecturer. His two most famous novels were Tom Sawyer (1876) and Huckleberry Finn (1885). I love Twain’s quotes because his sharp wit is arresting. I’m sure his commentary on the current presidential campaign in the USA between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton would be entertaining, to say the least. Continue reading “HOW DO YOU WANT TO LIVE? #RRBC”

12. A Jungle Field Trip (C)

Previously, a senior high school Botany class embarked on a shuttle to the surface of planet Genesis from the colonizer ship, UNS Divine Scepter. As a precaution, teacher Giorgio Pinto’s class was accompanied by a security detail of twelve marines into the jungle adjacent to the construction site of Genesis City. Once there, the class of thirty students was given one hour to collect samples of flora to take back to class aboard Scepter for study. After that, they were to have a tour of the facilities at the capital city site and lunch with the Director of Building Operations, Jethro Hodge.

Pleased with his students’ performance since they left their home pod, aboard Scepter, Pinto’s stress levels had been in steady decline while foraging in the jungle. He had been assisting a small group beside the stream at the foot of a waterfall, who were collecting plant specimens in the shallow water. The teacher didn’t see the two girls climbing the grade beside the waterfall until Tanya Sablicksen called out to him. Pinto straightened up, turned toward the sound of Tanya’s voice and saw her pointing at the falls behind him. He turned in time to hear Carol’s scream, and the sharp report of a rifle. Helplessly, he watched as Carol pulled Barb over the waterfall with her. Continue reading “12. A Jungle Field Trip (C)”

20. “Lass! Aren’t You the Charmer!” #RRBC

In our last episode, Nonnie and John found Rouge strategist, Shawn O’Dell, on the run-down west side of Genesis City. Needless to say, he more than met his match when he decided to disrespect Liz Hastings and women in general. From there, John whisked Nonnie away to find ArcGeneral Pat Conroy who is currently directing the construction of a new and improved navy. Continue reading “20. “Lass! Aren’t You the Charmer!” #RRBC”