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Into The Unknown------Short Story
Heaven's Gate swung open and he entered. Young and eager to explore a galaxy he'd never seen before. He was dressed in his silver pressure suit, his ACE wings displayed proudly.
A voice said, " Welcome John, we've been patiently waiting for you. "
John looked around and thought, " This is so beautiful. The stars within reach. I'm glad I'm not traveling at warp speed. "
Suddenly he heard some familiar voice's and turned around to see Neil, Alan, Gus, Scott and Cooper walking toward him.
They looked exactly like they did the last time they studied flight engineering so many years ago. They all embraced and cried tears of joy, so happy to finally be back together again.
They then heard a deep voice say, " Are you boys ready to go for a spin? You've explored the galaxies and even walked on the moon, but was restricted from entering this heavenly zone. "
Their voice's echoed an excited, happy " Yes "
The spaceship was silver with the words Friendship 7 painted on the side. They were astonished that the ship had no engine as they glided through the most beautiful universe, even touching the Milky Way as it passed by. Gravity was nonexistent!
People were laughing and waving.
Their joy for flying had come full circle. They now would be able to explore like never before. Orbiting the earth was peanuts compared to this spectacular journey.
John was remembering his childhood dreams of someday reaching the unknown in the-wild-blue-yonder and realized his dreams had truly come true.