It's time to finish what I started four years ago.
The Children of Perikoi: Episode Two
An Enemy From the Dark
In 2009 I started writing the sequel to my original Space Center mission, The Children of Perikoi. I wrote 12 short chapters before life got hectic and I lost interest. A coupe Friday nights ago, as I was getting the boys on the Discovery Space Center's overnight camp ready for bed, Brandon Wright (camp manager and DSim partner) told me he had found the story while reading old Troubadour posts.
"I finished the 12th chapter and couldn't find the rest. Why did you stop writing? It's an awesome story."
"Writing a mission story like this takes a lot of time," I replied. I was pleased he spoke highly of my roughly edited draft of a mission. "The Children of Perikoi is one of my best stories," I continued. "I wanted to see it all the way to the end, but couldn't find the time or drive to finish. The ending is locked up here," I pointed to my head. "I just have to get it from my head and onto the blog."
Brandon's interest has renewed my determination to make this last push to finish my story about a group of academy cadets who find themselves trapped far from Earth in a bitter battle between alien forces determined to get revenge for what we did to their operations on Perikoi. Remember, the story is in draft form and roughly edited. My ultimate goal is to have this story turned into a simulator mission. This gives many of you aspiring space edventure mission writers an opportunity to see a mission take shape from original draft to final script ready for telling in any one of our many starship simulators throughout Utah County.
Links to the chapters are below. Next week I'll post Chapter 13
P.S. You'll be pleased to know that I used real Space Center staff as characters in this story. You may recognize some of the names.