It’s 2037. I’m Mike Williams, but you can call me ‘Magnet’. Everyone else does. It’s short for ‘Chick Magnet’. Good old-fashioned military humour at its finest. At age fifteen, my face picked a fight with the propeller of my family’s boat, on a shoal near Broome, off Western Australia. It was an accident, but, needless to say, the propeller won.
Twelve years later, I was a not-so-ruggedly-handsome fighter pilot assigned to the TFR Sydney. Not the Captain, or flight leader, or anything similarly exciting. Nobody special, just one mostly-unmemorable pilot among the many nameless, faceless masses.
I’m Magnet. This is the beginning of my story.
A 5500 word story in the Lacuna universe, set during the events of Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi but suitable to read as a stand-alone story.
About the Author
I’ve always been thinking of stories for as long as I’ve been alive. I have way, way, way too many to tell and far too little time to tell them.
I joined UFOP: Starbase 118, a Star Trek roleplay-by-emails group, in 2010 and it was there where I learned my craft. But despite being one of the more active writers in the group and simming to my heart’s content, I still couldn’t tell all the stories I wanted to. It was only in 2011 that I actually started shaping and weaving those random, jumbling, chaotic masses of thoughts into coherent narratives and began self-publishing.
Writing’s my full time job now. I write a little science fiction, a little fantasy, a little humour and comedy, and a few other things all over the place.