The USS Constant Voyage Continues

July 1st, 1961: Second in Command’s Log

 

The captain’s levelheadedness made it easier for the crew to accept what was happening aboard The USS Constant. The crew did not break gaze from the gray fog. It was as if they were waiting for God’s commanding voice. Instead they got terror.

The captain took a deep breath, keeping his gaze on the gray fog. We were alone in these waters and we had to fight the aliens in order to keep the human race alive. It was a terror that no longer remained within us, but around us.

Another round of attacks began and the captain stayed calm and collected. He was the anchor for everyone aboard the ship. He was our beacon and our support. He cleared his mind and as gentle as possible, gave us the orders to attack.

His directions were very important and he had to stay focus. There was blood everywhere, but our captain was ignoring the emotional chaos around him. He was barking attack commands, and couldn’t allow the inexplicable horrors and fear control him. He was a very good captain, and if the survival of the human race landed on his shoulders, he would make the right choice.

If we do not survive this attack, I want to go on record stating that I am proud to have served under him as the second in command...

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Really interesting and the Captain was a nice guy.

Voted up.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL thanks writer20


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Quite an interesting read. You have a unique style.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

ty vg


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Up and awesome Frank. I will have to read your other articles in the links. You are a creative guy Frank. Hope all is well. See you around.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

aahh go on thelyricwriter ..really go on..:) Frank


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So very interesting Frank;well written and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Take care

Eddy.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Eddy


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

wow..the captain was brave n you also must have been an outstanding marine for supporting the commander's wishes.

Such vivid descriptions made me feel that you were actually there.

got to check out your other links. thanks!


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Where have I been I will read tomorrow , I am trying to find out something.

Bless.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Ruch and Sky for coming aboard my Constant


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reikieffect 4 years ago

Catchy piece Frank! You expressed a lot in so few words.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much reik :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow Frank.. this is an amazing story let me check out the rest.

voted up

Debbie


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Bless you Ms Brooks for leaving fingerprints all over my Voyage.. that kind of sounded dirty right?

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