A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 250, Friday
September 7th, 2018
Chapter Five: Children of the Ancients
The Ancient spacefaring people founded thousands of communities among the stars.
Their first steps were two inhabit the planets and natural satellites in their home solar system.
The mined every world for the metals and gasses they needed for fuel and sustenance.
They harnessed the comets and smaller objects that wandered in irregular orbits around their star.
They built colonies on asteroids, on planetoids and planetessimals, strapped engines to them, and road them into the void looking for new places to dwell among the stars.
They built incredible archologies, launching them into the darkness of space.
Generation after generation, they built new ships, captured new vessels, and pushed themselves out, deep into the galaxy.
The people that volunteered for these missions, were explorers, whole communities, families of adventurers.
They were heroic.
He followed their legends, tracking the wake of their passage, searching for the furthest, most remote, and isolated outposts of the Collective’s past.
He was determined to find the most ancient link to the past of his people, believing that it could save them.
Only a fraction of the communities and vessels he found were living, and thriving.
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