My light novel – “The Great Divide”

Staring out of the window of the space passenger liner, “The Great Divide”, Psyrus Granger couldn’t help but let out a big yawn.

Many of the stars that he has seen in recent years during the construction of the new space colony UC87 have been the ones surrounding the colony.

The same stars and constellations circled UC87 as they had been performing some sort of waltz for eons. “Just the same old shit over and over again.” Psyrus muttered. He shifted a little in his chair and tugged the buttons of his shirt collar, and he attempted to loosen his tie. He stopped in mid-action, grunted, and then shifted his eye sight onto the attache sitting in his lap.

Growing up in the so-called “scrapyard” section of the Human Empire, he never cared much for suits and ties.

Sifting through his dirty blond, long and somewhat straw like hair roughly, he let out a sigh. Once again he changed his focus from trying to keep up with his appearance to the attache, and the item that’s kept inside. His blue eyes were filled with excitement; when the stewardess came and ask him about his choice for dinner (neither fish nor chicken sounded appetizing), he looked away for a quick second and asked for the fish.

He frowned as the same young woman walked by for probably the 20th time toward the back of the liner. Too much water? Too young to get a drink! Psyrus gave a sardonic smile, mostly to himself as he was sure the young lady, who couldn’t have been more than 15 or 16 years old, didn’t pay attention to him at all. Not that he desired attention from her.

An old man like myself isn’t supposed to start a show these days. The kids will get bored. He mused. Isn’t it about time for that to begin?

The face of the young man on the plat panels, which suddenly came alive, instantly grabbed the attention of all but two passengers.

“Citizens of the Human Empire, hear us. We’re the Eternal Opposition of the Tyranny. We now declare war on the merciless and evil Human Empire! As the first gesture of our seriousness, we’ll now hijack all the military research ships disguised as passenger liners at once!”

Psyrus smiled. Time get to the show on the road!

As soon as the announcement ended, everyone aboard “The Great Divide” pulled out some sort of weapon – beam guns, beam rifles, beam sabers, anti-personnel drones…

Everyone except Psyrus and that young lady, who looked on with wide eyed wonder.

“Go to red alert!

“All right. Our intelligence alerted us of this terrorist event in advance. There are currently 5 research vessels in flight and our best guess is that these rebels will attempt to hijack all the vessels at once! Prepare our defense as we rehearsed!” The lead steward said. “Captain! Raise your shields and prepare your beam cannons for any possible approaching ships, and be careful, sources tell us that these rebels developed cloaking technology!”

As soon as he finished, he shot a look at Psyrus’ direction. “You!”

Psyrus’s eyes became wide as dinner plates as he clutched his attache, “Oh Shit. Do I have to…?” He muttered as the siren pierced everyone’s ears.

(To be continued)

Author: Ray

I'm a hardcore Anime Fan and I'm proud of it. I know so many things and I've acquired so much knowledge you wouldn't believe. But my love is anime. I've been drifting in this world for so long that I don't even know what an anchor means. I've seen so many shows that I've lost count. The only thing I'm sure of myself is that I care for the lowly and disenfranchised. I hate the rich and powerful and I love what I do, or what I can do. I like anime and I don't mind watching different types of shows. I have experience in different types of Japanese animation. I would be called an "expert" in a bizzaro world. One day, I'd like to start a revolution. I love the US, pizza, beer, sashimi, Chinese food, and steak. But I love freshly baked bread more than a well-aged steak. In reality, if I were born Japanese I'd be a real, hardcore Otaku. I love to love and I can hate strongly. I'm passionate in nature and I don't mind shedding tears. I can be reached at rayyhum777 at animediet. My Twitter is rayyhum777 at twitter.

7 thoughts on “My light novel – “The Great Divide”

  1. So, what’s your intention with posting this? You want people to read something you wrote? or you want feedback?

  2. @lk – I just did it for fun see what the reaction would be. Mike is the one who wants to do this sort of stuff. But thanks for reading.

  3. Well I read it, too. Was just wondering what kind of response you were looking for.

    Like, I could rip it apart, but didn’t wanna do so without knowing you wanted that πŸ˜›

  4. Guys, hahahahahaaaaaa…I’d love to see your clumsy stabs at writing anything readable, presentable, or even having the guts to show them to anyone (not to mention online) such as yourselves. Give me a link to your works, please!

    @Anonymous – good one! I’m sure you write some Pulitzer Prize or other literary prize winning materials. Please, please enlighten me!

    @lk – well, let me tear your writing piecemeal with my claw and teeth and dragonslave and you can rip mine. I think it then will be fun for both of us.

    Seriously, though. Thanks for commenting. Mike write better so wait for his.

  5. Hi.

    I run this site over at dotq.org — write a lot, mainly crap, but actually if you were to tear it apart I might be able to make it better. So please, go ahead.

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