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USS Constant April 18, 1961

Updated on September 24, 2014

April 18, 1961 Captain’s Log:


The USS Constant was growing cold, the air thin, and the morale scarce. We sent our best six fighter planes into the gray fog and haven’t heard a lick from them since. They went into the expanding phenomenon to promote first contact. It was my way of getting the fight started.

Although we were on a mighty ocean we might have had a better chance if this was a terrain attack. Retreating or calling in reinforcements would have been much easier. Germany and France had promised to send their Flagships over two days ago, but they have not arrived. And we lost all communications with command.

In other words, we are on our own.

We were all biting our nails as we waited impatiently for something to happen. Anything. I watched my second in command as he unfolded his body from his command chair and moaned as he did. He glanced around and could almost see the entire crew shaking in their government issued boots. He patted a very young helmsman on the shoulder and then dropped back down into his chair, staring at the gray fog, thinking about what was coming.

The aliens had not attacked yet. Our fighter planes had not made contact. And all our hopes remain hanging beneath the gray fog. The waiting is making us stronger, mentally if that’s possible.

Or impossible...

© 2011 Frank Atanacio


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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks again winged.. I stopped adding pieces here on hub I get very little reads so I continued it on another site and completed it there.. i average about a hundred to perhaps 150 reads there hub pages I believe really tackle how to hubs or something in that nature.. but thank you so much for visiting :)

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      William Thomas 5 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

      You know, Frank, its interesting even reading this tale backwards, sideways, and every which way. I read the part about the attack (or maybe there are multiple attacks?), but reading it this way is somewhat cinematic (flashbacks).

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting. How many parts are there to this story, Frank, and are you still adding parts?

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      wow thank you for following this little flash fiction Our Ms Brooks

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      This sounds like a movie.. wow.. frank I am so impressed

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