Nov 1st – The Realm Of Reliability

November 1st – The Realm Of Reliability

The ship emerged form the singularity and settled into orbit around the as yet uncharted planet. The reliability drive was still in its infancy, and initial testing had not gone beyond short return hops. This was the first long field test.

The crew of six watched as the machines scanned the surface for life: either large enough to be a problem, or microbially small, which usually meant a real problem. There was never a question of consciously taking something back through the singularity with them, but bacteria of all forms had a habit of clinging on and making a nuisance of themselves.

There was something. Something was alive down there, but whatever it was was proving difficult to scan. It was a complex organism, though, that was certain, but the machines seemed unable to draw a satisfactory conclusion as to what it actually was. The Reliability drive may have been a radical leap forward in terms of interstellar propulsion, but the scanners could do with s real overhaul.

Protocol dictated that four crew members were to leave the security of orbit and explore the surface of the planet, while the remaining crew dictated the process with the support of the ship’s technology. This was nothing new, even if the reliability drive had taken them further than anyone had previously reached.

The shuttle was launched from near orbit at 17.20 standard time, although this was fairly arbitrary this far out and in a system so different to their own. But it helped to keep track. Whatever it was down there would soon know that it was not alone in the universe, and more than that, it was not in control of anything, any more.

This was the Realm of Reliability. And everything was going to change.

I wrote today from 17:10 to 17:20 with the November writing prompts here.

November Writing Prompts

The Realm of Reliability

Always there always truthful always better always safe always punctual always fair always clean always correct always lucid always faithful always ready always decent always authentic always direct always genuine always forthright always scrupulous always ethical always upright always ingenious always indispensable always straight always undisguised always sincere always good always sound always honest suddenly unreliable.


I wrote today from 16:17 to 16:27 with the November writing prompts here. My other stuff is here.

The Realm Of Reliability 12:49-12:59pm

“There was a realm a big realm the biggest realm you’ll ever see, it was so massive no-one knew how big it was or what it was full of except me. I was always special even as a kid I came out of nowhere and was very clever not clever clever more like clever clever clever no one knew how old I was or where I came from anyway the realm was full of …”        “ tea’s ready”                                                      “ I will have finish later”

          2 hours later 

“so the realm is full of …”

sorry I ran out of time

inspired by the ten minute prompted writing site.

October Writing Prompt Participants

Have a look in this list to see what others did wirh the prompts and we got a mention, as did our own Mr. G

Putting My Feet in the Dirt


Well that’s a wrap!  😉 One more month down and we had a bunch of newbies join us.  I want to highlight one blog in particular because it’s actually a group of people who decided to start a blog for the purpose of writing for ten minutes everyday.  If you haven’t been to their blog, I would highly suggest visiting them.  Some great stuff over there!  You can find them here.  Please also look through the list below and take a look at all the other new participants.  Lots of great posts this month and it was so much fun to read the variety of ideas.  You all amaze me so much.

Also, I think I’m going to start picking a favorite post for each month to give one person special acknowledgement.  So my favorite post for this month was, Clinky and ClankyBy, Matt Gambrill.  This poem amazed…

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