Rainbow Snippet for 9-16-2017

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More from Onyx Sun, (which really will be finished some day) picking up from last week, in which Ayess reacted badly to what they found in the hidden cryo chamber.


“That… that is the… the thing that killed the others in my exploration team.”

“Are you sure?”  She shook her head.  “Of course you are, I’m sorry.  I just…”

Ayess nodded and she slowly turned back to the chamber just as the monitor chimed that there was another surge and the lights on it flared and flickered.

“The chamber is failing, isn’t it?  That’s what the surges have been about.”


“What happens if it fails with him inside?”

“He dies.”



Ayess’ race does not have words for he/she/his/hers, etc, because they are (for lack of a better term) hermaphroditic. Their pronouns to refer to other members of their race are “ni” (for he/she/him/her), “ni-es” (his/hers), “ni-en” (they/them) and “ni-en-es” for theirs.








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9 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 9-16-2017

  1. And the dilemma becomes should they save him or not. Great snippet.

  2. I suppose that’s better than it automatically releases him (from Ayess’s perspective…not the creature’s).

  3. Die or let something die… what a catch-22. Nice Snippet!

  4. Hmmm do we know why it killed Ayess’s shipmates? That’ll probably help make this choice easier.

  5. Does Ayess know why the creature killed their team? Would it make a difference?

  6. Pekky

    The dilemma left me in suspension.

  7. I’m on the fence as to whether or not the creature should be saved…hmmm.

  8. Now I need to know what happens!

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