Soft Planet - Chapter 1Soft Planet - Chapter 1 by sincebecomeswhy
Xander felt a tug at his shirt. He looked down at the younger boy, who peered back. Armondo, holding a red, rubbery ball with one hand, pushed up to his toes and then, in slow motion, landed softly back on his heels.
"Oh, alright," said Xander. "We'll play just one round. But that's it, okay?"
The black-haired boy nodded sharply. He bolted towards an indoor court nearby, light frame gliding between each step, as if moving through water. Just inside the doorway he froze before turning to wait for his companion. A glittering of pale, pink dust rose behind, riding air currents warmed by late morning light streaming through a transparent dome. To one side a sagging, metal cage held dozens of solid-colored balls, similar to the one Armondo had in his grasp.
"So, will it be tournament rules or free-for-all?" Xander asked as he entered the room.
"Free-for-all with no time limit!"
Orion's Arm SynopsisOrion's Arm Synopsis by William-Black
Orion's Arm is a tightly plotted historical timeline approximately 1,400 years in duration. Currently stories and art exist for about the first 750 years. The artwork is based on a yet to be published collection of short stories and novels which taken together make up the Orion's Arm future history.
A Timeline Graph is to be found here: Timeline.
Timeline beginning point is the establishment of a private and independent Mars settlement; this takes place within 100 years of present day.
The history spans the maturing of an interplanetary civilization resulting from an effort to terraform Mars, and extends into an era when humans begin a migration outward from the solar system, spreading out, across, and into the local arm of the galaxy.
I am an aspiring writer seeking an illustrator/collaborator.
Any art style would be reviewed and welcome as my stories have different 'feels' to them, 'cute' to surreal and beyond