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Fluidity in Space: Chapter Ten

Positively fuming, I did something that I thought I’d never do. It was something that was so unlike me but felt so right in the moment. I slapped Rob Martin directly on the right side of his face… hard. He … Continue reading

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Fluidity In Space Chapter Nine

I looked at my friend of many years and smiled. “Let’s forget about the issues on the ship for a bit, and just enjoy the meal.” Captain Martin returned my smile. “Sounds good to me. When we’re done though. I … Continue reading

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Fluidity in Space Chapter Eight

I just finished talking to the junior and senior crew. I told the junior crew I’d give them full compensation for senior benefits for the day, even though the senior staff members were in position. I warned the senior staff … Continue reading

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Fluidity in Space: Chapter Seven

The alarm began to blare out, and the ship’s computer spoke two of the scariest words known to humankind: “Emergency: Code White”. “Heilige kak!” I cursed myself inwardly for my unprofessional outburst, however, outwardly my body more than matched my … Continue reading

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Fluidity In Space: Chapter Six

The atmosphere in the Jackson household was anything but relaxed. Junior Lieutenant Stephen Jackson was waiting for his father to arrive home from his shift at the electronics shop, and he was not the harbinger of good news. He only … Continue reading

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Fluidity In Space: Chapter Five

My name is Kevin Jackson. I am the third man in my family to carry that name. It used to mean something on this ship, but it doesn’t hold much weight anymore. My grandfather was captain, my father was the … Continue reading

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Fluidity In Space: Chapter Four

“Ms. Corben… Maria. It’s true that we have only officially worked together for a short time. However, if you factor in the fact that we attended University at the same time, we’ve actually known each other for years. I feel … Continue reading

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Fluidity In Space: Chapter Three

The junior staff members were discussing the situation as I walked in. “But this hallway was completely empty. There’s no way everyone was locked up.” It looks like I got here just in time, as Ms. Rahman’s comment was exactly … Continue reading

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Fluidity In Space: Chapter Two

As the group descended towards the counselor, I practically ran into the hallway. I lept into action and stood defiantly in front of the counselor. My declaration of “crew, get back to your stations immediately” was met with comments about … Continue reading

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Fluidity In Space: Chapter One

Our multi-generational ship, the UAE Epoch, has been cruising through space for four hundred years now. I suppose it’s fitting that I take on the role of captain on our quadricentennial year. I am the first gender-fluid captain of our … Continue reading

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