Hey guys! I’ve been in contact lately with an author of Everville: The Fall of Brackenone and Seven Rules of Time Travel. He offered to write a short story for my readers about time travels. I’m very excited to share it with you!
Time Trip Station Six by Roy Huff
“Come on baby. Let’s go,” Blake said as she kicked the jump-engine into hyperdrive.
Exterior panel vibrations triggered yellow alert.
“Don’t let me down now,” she said, not sure if the new ship upgrades would hold.
Blake made quick use of her fingers, throttling down half lightspeed to stop the shaking just before the spacetime lanes formed a clear getaway.
The spare parts she stole from Station Six came with extra juice along with unexpected recoil from the nano-accelerators. It caused a three-second delay between engagement and full power. Those three seconds would determine if her mission would be successful or if she’d be the latest fully sentient simbot trophy for the Station Six warlord. She had no margin for error and would have to drive perfectly to be free and clear.
Blake wore her chrome exterior unapologetically. Most simbots opted to blend in, usually selecting a level six facial appearance with full human options. It was the smart choice and guaranteed maximum safety against rebels.
Two holoscreens popped up from a center panel, one showing four-dimensional navigations and the other tracking three ships accelerating hot on her tail: a long-range transport and two smaller and more maneuverable attack fighters.
Computer alert status switched from yellow to red. Three bolts from her stern fired in quick succession. The first shot grazed her starboard hull. The hodgepodge armored plating somehow managed to deflect the burst of fire.
“You’re not getting me that easily,” she said, tapping out a three sequence engage code reactivating full hyperdrive.
Her neural network processors interfaced with the computer seamlessly, but for some reason, tactile use of navigation panels allowed a certain level of uncertainty required to bypass safety controls and exceed standard ship parameters.
Just before the trailing bolts impacted her port engines, hyperdrive lanes activated and pulled the ship to its target time and location: Earth, April 4, 1968, Noon EST.
“Haha,” Blake said as her ship glided three hundred years into the past.
A blinding white light obscured the ship’s cabin. A preprogrammed sequence dropped the ship near low Earth orbit. Energy field settings creating a spacetime image wake deflecting radar readings to Roswell, New Mexico, 1947.
Her ship descended onto the outskirts of Little Rock, Arkansas. She’d already synthesized a souped-up and chromed out 1968 Harley-Davidson with just enough 2268 mods to get her to Memphis several hours before the fatal shot.
Blake blinked activating temporary synthetic skin. Her white mini and knee-high, red Mary Quant Daddy Longleg boots were part of the package.
She opened the ship’s rear hatch, and out she drove to stop Dr. King’s assassination. It was the seminal event her clan had traced back that eventually led to the underground trafficking of sentient simbots. And she was there to stop it.
About an Author
Roy Huff is a Hawaii-based best-selling author, peer-reviewed research scientist, and teacher. After overcoming significant childhood adversity, he moved to the islands and hasn’t looked back. He’s since earned five degrees, trained on geostationary satellites for NASA’s GOES-R Proving Ground, and written numerous bestsellers. He stumbled into writing, but what he didn’t stumble into is his love for all things science fiction and fantasy. Later, he contributed a series of fiction and non-fiction books as well as widely shared posts on how to design life on your terms. Despite early challenges, he embraces optimism, science, and creativity. He makes Hawaii his home, where he creates new worlds with the stroke of a pen and hopes you’ll come along for the amazing ride. You can download Roy Huff’s free sci-fi short at https://www.royhuff.net/salvationship.
Seven Rules of Time Travel
Quinn Black is an ordinary New York salesman about to be thrust into the greatest race in human history. After a shocking turn of events, he discovers his current troubles were just the beginning. After numerous failed attempts to rewrite the recent past, Quinn learns the rules of time travel are not what he imagined. After a tragic loss, he enlists the help of an old friend. Together, they rush to fix the unfixable and invent the impossible. As their plight worsens, Quinn discovers all is not what it seems. And his actions could either save the human race or result in its ultimate destruction. Only time will tell if he succeeds. Seven Rules of Time Travel is a fast-paced science fiction thriller. One packed with a roller-coaster of twists and turns, moral challenges, and tempting opportunities that readers will be reliving years after they finish the final page.
Everville: The Fall of Brackenone
Two very different worlds, Easton Falls University and the magical realm of Everville are in dire need of a hero. Owen Sage embarks on an epic journey of monumental proportions to save these worlds all while fighting to keep the world within himself intact. This quest is not for the faint of heart nor is it for the weak of mind—only the bravest will succeed. Discovering the well-kept secret of The Fourth Pillar of Truth is only part of the feat. Owen will have to outwit the ever-powerful villain Governor Jahal and overcome countless other challenges along the way. Amongst all of the dragons, giants and grand chaos, will Owen’s acquired skills and wisdom be enough to save both worlds or will peril be the ultimate fate of all?
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I hope you enjoyed the post. It was something new for me and I was very happy to share it with you. I have few reviews to share with you and post them very soon. Love you guys!
One thought on “Short Story // Time Trip Station Six by Roy Huff”
What an ending, Roy Huff. Thanks for sharing, Cafeyre.