Join Date: Feb 2017
The following is a short snippet from my new book Sci-Fi with a Twist. The story is entitled, The Search for Heaven.
In a world of high-powered microscopic computers, flying cars, jet packs, clones, and other advanced technology beyond early man's wildest imagination, the belief in a great Creator that once formed man from the dust of the ground had become something along the lines of myth and superstition to this new fast paced society…but not to everyone. A handful of believers not only continued to hold onto their faith in this new world, but had also planned on a daring adventure into space that would take man farther than any other human being had ever been before…to the outskirts of heaven itself.
The ship was christened the Ark, to coincide with the name of the man who funded this astonishing trek into space, a Mr. Noah Adams and his family, which included his wife Eve, their two sons and their children. Also on board, were lifelong atheist and religious skeptic, Caesar Thutmose, and the captain, Abe Lancaster.
Mr. Lancaster was there for the money, while Mr. Thutmose was there as a witness for both the scientific community and the United World Organization. After all, no one from the UWO wanted some religious extremists coming back to the world with fabricated evidence of some hyped up spiritual experience.
The ship's cost was covered by Noah's own vast fortune, accumulated by the massive number of department stores across the globe that bore his name. The world's media had been both outraged, and in a love, hate relationship with Noah's story for a while now. They loved to mock this man and his beliefs. It was like a train wreck that they couldn't take their eyes off.
The Ark's launch went smoothly. The entire world watched from every corner of the globe, through various media, and quickly forgot Noah and his family a few weeks later. Six months into the journey, Caesar Thutmose was getting very impatient and feeling more like a prisoner onboard a floating penitentiary in space than the scientific explorer he had fancied himself to be.
"How much longer before we find this wormhole of yours, Mr. Adams?"
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