A Fateful Night.

A Fateful Night.

A Chapter by Common Writer Fred

Under the calm, relaxing night sky. A young Korean couple sat back together, laying on a large blanket beneath a tree as slight breeze rolled through from the west. Nothing but trees and fields of tall grass surrounded them as they shared an evening picnic together. Lit candles, now lost without a flame smoked lightly as they looked towards the stars and light cloud coverage. It was a warm but moderate as the temperature had dropped down from the mid 80's to 71 degrees. The 12th of May 1994.


Peering to the north, a light shimmered. Almost like a fiery bolt of lightning as winds started to gust. Slow breezes which picked up speed rolling in from the south, heading north. The young couple stood, looking back in the direction of the winds as above a fiery star came ravaging overhead some hundreds of feet! It slowly winded in a counterclockwise rotation as a trail a burning slipstream followed as burning debris showed about. Within a minute tops, it crashed with an echoing boom, an explosion that rocked the couple and the field it came down in.


"Dear God..."


"What was that?!"


"I think a weather balloon?"


"It looked awfully awkward for one..."


"Let's go, before the cops be all over us."


"No!"


"What do you mean no? We have to go, now!" He grabbed her by the arm but she jerked away.


"I said no! I want to see what that was."


"D****t Cassandra, this isn't the time to be nosy! We need to go, now come on!"


Watching his girlfriend rush down the hill in the coming distance, she began to make her way through the tall grass which rivaled the height of fully grown corn. He looked up to the sky, shrugging.


"God. Why?" He asked before rushing on behind her, following in her walked down path.


Within three minutes, the two arrived near the crash site as Cassandra nearly toppled over as she pushed through the last thicket of tall blades.


"Scott, Scott look!"


From a moldering crater, smoke pillared up and outward. Dark gray, flames lit around earthy hole and a few upon the mysterious craft, seven feet deep.


"Oh God, that's no weather balloon."


"Could it be a satellite?"


"Not looking like that, no." The faint wails of voice could be heard from within. "You hear that? Sounds like...crying?"


"Crying?"


"Listen." Cassandra got closer to the hole, sitting at the rim she slid down into the crater as Scott panicked.


"Hey! What the- are you stupid! Get back up here!"


"There's a child in here! Scott, we gotta open this thing."


"No way in hell I'm touching that thing!"


"Scott! There's someone inside, a poor child for all we know!"


"The authorities will handle-"


"Scott!" She boomed, prompting him to react immediately.


"What can we...ahh, damn."


Climbing down himself, he touched to ship to feel its temperature. It was still hot and crafted from what seemed to be titanium. Taking his arms back into the sleeves of his brown leather jacket, he felt around at the front, following around what seemed to be a crest and wedged his hands in between. Feeling the warmth, but not burning, he struggled to pry the craft open. Having to readjust his positioning, he tugged back at one end rather than pull at the sides of two as some give could be felt. Eventually, he pried open the right half of the crest as it responded an automated opening sequence to the opposite end.


Laying back in an arched seat cushioned by fine leather sat not a child, but an infant. Crying as it slightly tossed to the sides as their little hands balled back into small fists. Cassandra stepped in closer, bringing her torso within the interior of the craft as she reached out and took up the crying baby.


"...Scott...what do we-?"


"I have no idea...how will this be explained?" Cassandra began to rock the baby, slowing its crying to the point where the infant began to finally relax as it peered up into her eyes.


"It's a girl."


"Their gender doesn't matter at a time like this, but what is important is what will we do? What should we do, handle her over to the cops?"


"...No."


"No? You're not sure yourself?"


"You aren't either. But, I would like for us to keep her. I don't know, Scott. This could be a sign for something to come, possibly for us. You never know and we always thought about having our own child soon."


"Yes, but an infant from God knows where? I don't think so."


"Adoption is always a resolution, and it seems that we're one step ahead. Let's keep her and see what happens from here."




© 2017 Common Writer Fred



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I've just read all the chapters you've posted so far. I liked it and thought it was a good basic concept. I only found a couple of minor grammatical errors ('as light breeze' should be 'as a light breeze ' for instance) and I look forward to reading more. The fact that the two leading characters are korean led me to think that the story was set in Korea at first. You should probably make the setting clear right from the start. I hope there'll be more chapters soon.

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Common Writer Fred

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Thanks for the review, Ian! I'm glad you like it and I see a glimpse of your Superman comment. I gue.. read more



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I've just read all the chapters you've posted so far. I liked it and thought it was a good basic concept. I only found a couple of minor grammatical errors ('as light breeze' should be 'as a light breeze ' for instance) and I look forward to reading more. The fact that the two leading characters are korean led me to think that the story was set in Korea at first. You should probably make the setting clear right from the start. I hope there'll be more chapters soon.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Common Writer Fred

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Thanks for the review, Ian! I'm glad you like it and I see a glimpse of your Superman comment. I gue.. read more

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I'm a 23 year old amateur writer. Been writing off and on since mid-2008 going into my freshmen year of high school. I mostly work with various forms of fiction. Mainly action and adventure type id.. more..

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