23. JoJo And Jethro #2

In our last episode, young JoJo asked his beloved grandfather why their new house on the planet surface had not yet been built. He asked if it was because of the monsters. The monster reference goes back to a brief encounter with giant aliens who suddenly appeared at the edge of the clearing where heavy dozers were preparing the construction site for Genesis City.

 

“Monsters? Where did you hear about monsters, son?” Jethro’s voice is soft and kindly so as not to alarm or discourage this topic. Continue reading “23. JoJo And Jethro #2”

18. Ultimatum: It Must Stop… NOW!

In our last episode, ArcGeneral Hastings had delivered a firm ultimatum to High Chancellor Hayes and the CO of the Crusader Army, Shappa Durant. Hastings pleaded with them to punish the Crusaders who assisted Shaspa Hendricks in the unlawful execution of one Marine, the torture and rape of that man’s siblings, and the coercion and violation of a female Marine. If they refused, an all-out war between the Crusader army and the Marine Corps could ensue.

[We join the conversation between Hayes and Durant after Hastings left their presence.] Continue reading “18. Ultimatum: It Must Stop… NOW!”

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?”

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)”

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)”

11. A Jungle Field Trip (B)

Previously, Giorgio Pinto brought his high school Botany class to the planet surface from Divine Scepter. Upon their arrival, they met Tanya Sablicksen, a former student of Pinto’s.

 

“Class, I’d like you to meet Tanya Sablicksen, a former student of mine, and now assistant to Director Hodge. Tanya?” Continue reading “11. A Jungle Field Trip (B)”

19. He’s So Slimy; I Need A Shower! #RRBC

When we last saw  Nonnie and John, they had just left The Mansion after chatting with Marie Brooklyn and Annie Pinto. It sounded like they were off to visit the Rouge strategist, Shawn O’Dell. Looks a bit dangerous to me – I hope John cooked up a good cover story. Let’s find out. Continue reading “19. He’s So Slimy; I Need A Shower! #RRBC”

3. #RRBC: Bumping Heads with Nonnie…

Nonnie Jules is the founder and President of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, as well as interviewer of RRBC authors in the famed, “Who’s On The Shelf With Nonnie?” interviews. Her interviewing skills are legendary and she decided to accompany Author, John Fioravanti, through space and time to another galaxy 700 years into the future. Nonnie’s goal is to meet the key personalities on planet Genesis featured in Fioravanti’s series, The Genesis Saga, and utilize her formidable skills to find out something more about these characters. This scene is the third of many, which will follow.

Setting:  Nonnie and John are sitting in the reception area on the fourth floor of Newton Industries in Genesis City.  Continue reading “3. #RRBC: Bumping Heads with Nonnie…”

2. #RRBC: She’s My Candidate for President!

Nonnie Jules is the founder and President of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, as well as interviewer of RRBC authors in the famed, “Who’s On The Shelf With Nonnie?” interviews. Her interviewing skills are legendary and she decided to accompany Author, John Fioravanti, through space and time to another galaxy 700 years into the future. Nonnie’s goal is to meet the key personalities on planet Genesis featured in Fioravanti’s series, The Genesis Saga, and utilize her formidable skills to find out something more about these characters. This scene is the second of many, which will follow.

Setting: Nonnie and John materialize in the brightly lit reception area of Navy Headquarters in Genesis City where they are seated waiting to see ArcGeneral Liz Hastings.
Continue reading “2. #RRBC: She’s My Candidate for President!”

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