The Captain's Log April 15, 1961

Waiting for an Invasion



April 15, 1961 Captain’s Log:

The USS Constant came to a near complete stop on the Atlantic Ocean, and took up its previous position, facing the darkness. It was at that location where the sky and the ocean met.

The crew was calmer. They were going about their business as if they were unencumbered by unfamiliar emotions.

As captain of this vessel I wasn’t afraid to admit, that I felt a ping of fear holding on to my insides very tightly. It was a grip that I couldn’t shake loose. However, instead of dreading the unknown, I welcomed it. I didn’t want to think about war.

At least, not yet.

If I could convince them to negotiate then all the worries would be solved. But who was I to negotiate with. The invasion was coming from the sky. An alien race.

I wasn’t sure what to fear most, the darkness or the unknown. But I knew that something a person feared always looked bigger...

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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laidbacklady 5 years ago from Plumsted Township, NJ

Nice writing Frank! I like it. This is good stuff! Vote up!


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much laidbacklady.. a little series I started.. didn't go so well but thanks anyways :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Off to the next one....You don't have on this one to the next one....:)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Susan :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Sorry Frank, What I meant to say is you should put links on all of these :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

I knew that Susan.. didn't actually know how to do that .. would have been nice.. again thank you so much for stopping by :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Frank I cant wait to read what happens next.. I love this.

Debbie


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Ms Brooks bless you big time


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wingedcentaur 4 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

Okay, Frank, I see this is part one? Very well, everything I said in the other part that I thought was part one applies here as well. Voted up and awesome. Nice way to set a chilling mood very quickly!


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much winged :)

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