I like sci-fi, the idea of discovering new worlds, meeting interesting, different characters. Heavily influenced by the likes of Star Wars in my youth, and many TV shows, films, and video games since, such as Doctor Who, Farscape, Star Trek, and Mass Effect 2, just to name a few, I had this idea for a show of my own.
I incorporate The Sis in some way in all my stories, so I had a clear idea as to the premise of the story. The Sis and I have lived together for about 13 years now, and sometimes I think about how alone we actually are. Our family is small and not nearby, our circle of friends is small too, and we like to move around, so that limits our resources in the times of “trouble”, like the car breaking down, and causes a lot of reliance on just one other person. This led me to think about a story where two sisters are abducted by aliens (yes, a big train of thought occurred to get to this story idea), are separated, and what they might do to be reunited, given their new circumstances. It’s the whole idea of epic adventure, being thrust into a new world, finding inner strength, finding love in an unusual place, and doing things you didn’t think possible.
Aliens and humans had been talking about collaborating since before the Roswell crash, and Sadie’s abduction is the culmination of their efforts, but when Sadie learns that her kid sister has been taken as well, Sadie will have to rely on the kindness of unusual new allies to get them both safely back home.
Snippet: Sadie and Charlotte Lennox are watching the NASA space shuttle Columbia launch on April 12, 1981 when they are abducted by aliens. The sisters are poked and prodded in a blinding white room, their screams falling silent. While Charlotte is transferred to another ship, Sadie frees herself in the hopes of saving her little sister but finds multiple impending threats of recapture. Sadie’s only option? A doorway that leads her to another ship, one that has her own opinions.
It is here Sadie meets the ship’s captain and a crew of unique individuals that live aboard the living ship. They take Sadie under their protection and show her how much more there is to the universe; a vast expanse that causes Sadie to realize that finding her sister again will take more than perseverance, but a miracle, and that their abduction might be part of a bigger plan.
I don’t have a touchstone piece for this story, but these are just a couple of the images that stir my imagination. *Crane’s War by Julian Faylona and unknown. I just adore him and named a character Mallow after him.
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