Rise to the Stars

by Alex Penuelas   Jun 13, 2017

Captain's Log July 5th, 2517
Hey there!
I hope you are doing well,
And by you I mean me,
And by me i mean...

You know what let's just
Forget the semantics.

This is Captain Philleas here!
Well, soon to be captain
If my training goes well.
Right now I'm just
Good old Private Phileas
(Just between you and me,
I hate it that my
Fellow privates call me
Private PP.
Probably has something to
Do with my favorite color or something).

Today I get my first mission in space!

General Marlowe from the
West Division of the resistance
Has placed me on one of those
Super top secret missions,
So secret that I will only
Disclose of the information in this
Super secret log I go------


Damn It I knew that it was
Wrong for me to use the
Speech to text feature on
This diary,
Especially with everybody here
Saying that my voice is too loud
Or something.

I mean,


Aaand I just got a wrench thrown at me
By my captain for speaking too loud.
Sorry captain!
I'll just go back to writing this down.

As I was saying,
General Marlowe from the
West division of the resistance
Has assigned us an
espionage mission to
Locate somebody whose identity
Has only been revealed to me
As codename "8675309"
(Wait that's not it.
Or is it? I don't remember really...
Ah yes, that's that one song that my
Captain keeps on playing.
Wrong codename!)

IT'S actually codename "EDEN".

Once we locate EDEN,
We will extract the person of interest
And any allies that are assisting
EDEN in its escape back to earth.

The last known location of EDEN
Was in the waste disposal system
That is located on the
Surface of Enceladus,
The icy cold moon of Saturn
(though I'm not sure if it's as
Icy as the shoulder that
My captain is giving me).

We are currently in a
Waste disposal ship,
So that we can bypass the
Security systems on Enceladus' surface.

Once we bypass them,
We'll traverse through the
Moon's surface and
Sneak into the base,
Retrieve the high value target,
Then escape the icy world
Back to earth.

Should be pretty easy right?
At least I hope So,
The way they described the mission to me
Makes it sound way too easy...

Anyway, I'll provide more information
Once we make it past the
Asteroid belt.

Till then mom,
We'll be rising to the stars!

Love you and I hope to make you proud,


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Latest Comments

  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    Fan (insert obscenities) tastic!!!!

  • 3 years ago

    by Alex Penuelas

    In case you guys are wondering how the setting/theme looks, check this link out:

  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Alex, this is really neat. Good story with a lot of humor. Looking forward to your next installment-

  • 3 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    I am rooting for the next installation! This one's a really great story and fantastically told. Actually it's fan bloody tastic and awe-some. Nice one, Alex.

    • 3 years ago

      by Alex Penuelas

      I'm trying to do a story between man and machine. And I'll be doing this in a similar fashion.

  • 3 years ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    I found this extremly interesting! Wow, what a great way to express this..

    Well done! xx

    • 3 years ago

      by Alex Penuelas

      It's part of a story series I have planned.

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