The following 500 words are the beginning of the next chapter in the Pirates Vs Fairies universe. I hope that you enjoy the opening, and that it intrigues you to want to know more. This is an exclusive and the book will endeavour to be out of my head by the end of the year.
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Space is cold; roughly speaking it is about minus two hundred and seventy degrees Celsius. If the weatherman was reporting about that on the television he would be asking you to wrap up warm and only go out if you needed to. Perhaps a day off work and school would be advisable as the frost would be severe.
That is why when humans venture into space they travel in a large tin can, a bit like baked beans but larger. The tin can has lots of buttons and fire coming out of its bottom, this fire is what launches it from the pull of gravity on Earth into the weightlessness, atmosphere-lite, airless and cold universe.
I small tin can floated through the dark void of space, a small light flicked on and off from its nose. Surrounding it was nothing, when I say nothing I mean absolutely nothing, not even a small rock. It was in the middle of nowhere.
Noise does not travel through space as there is no air for it to travel on. So the beeping was coming from inside the tin can. Frost was on the window, but it was not Christmas morning; in fact the astronaut inside had lost track of what day of the year it was. All he knew was that it was Tuesday, because he had just eaten Tuesday’s ration of scrambled egg and ham, in powder form. He burped, and then a sudden panic tugged at his heart as he wondered if he had eaten the wrong day. He turned to his colleague, who was fast asleep at the controls of the tin can, and shook him awake.
“Is it Tuesday?” He said.
“I don’t care.” Said the pilot in reply, he had a name badge stating Milo. The rest of it had rubbed off so the others in the tin can called him Milo.
The tin can held a gathering of five people in total and it was quite comfortable. Inside it had beds; it had an eating area and it had a viewing gallery where you could look outside through a large window, or watch videos, or play games. Because there was nothing to look at outside other than the colour black most preferred playing games. There were three men on board and two women, both women hated each other, which is normal for girls but shocking for men who have never even kissed a girl; most nerds have never kissed a girl, and most scientists are nerds; so I will leave you to come to your own conclusions on that.
“I think I just ate Tuesday.” The astronaut said; his name badge had the word Tracy on it; it was his surname, not his first name, something he had to remind the crew often.
“I don’t think Tuesday will mind.” Milo said. He stretched his aching arms out and accidently flipped a small switch. Suddenly, an alarm went off and everything went dark.
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