Hello, readers. Sebastian Iturralde here. As a writer, I am always looking for new and exciting ways to tell stories. That is why I am thrilled to announce my latest project: a collective story. This story will be written by a community of writers, each contributing their own chapter to the ongoing narrative.
To kick things off, I have written the first chapter, introducing the world and the characters. The story takes place in the year 2245, where the United Earth Government (UEG) has established a group of elite space pilots called the Star Knights to protect human colonies scattered throughout the Milky Way. The Star Knights travel in the largest and most advanced vessel in the UEG fleet, the Elysium, under the command of Captain Aiden Cross.
The mission begins when the Elysium receives a distress signal while traveling to the outer regions of the galaxy. Captain Cross sends a small group of pilots, led by Lieutenant Jasmin Lee, to examine the area before making a decision. Jasmin and her team are tasked with surveying the area and assessing the situation. As they approach a planet called Xanthe, they see a large spaceship being overtaken by rogue rebels. Jasmin knows this is their chance to strike back at the rebels and eliminate them once and for all.
Jasmin orders her team to open fire, causing the rogue rebels’ fighter jets to scatter. She leads the pursuit, firing lasers at the rebel fighter jets until they are all destroyed. Only one rogue rebel fighter jet remains, and Jasmin continues the chase into the planet. But as she flies through a narrow canyon, she catches sight of a rebel base. It’s a shocking realization. The rebels have already infiltrated Xanthe, and the situation is worse than they had thought.
Jasmin tries to maneuver to avoid being seen by the watch towers, but it’s too late. The rebel missiles hit her ship, forcing her to crash-land near a rocky cave in the Xanthe desert. She manages to notify the Elysium before losing contact with her radios.
And that is where I am handing over the story to you, the reader. What happens next? How will Jasmin survive in the harsh desert, surrounded by deadly creatures? It’s up to you to decide. So grab your pen and start writing. I can’t wait to see where this story goes. Visit the Pen Paladins to post your side of the story.