Here is a quick look at a new story I am writing. I hope you like it.
Nessie had been trying to hack the computers to get information to the new crew. It’s a daunting task, but they had to know. What if they know and they are working with them? Nessie knew of one other changeling on board but she didn’t know how to get information to her.
She stayed onboard watching them. Nessie transformed into a rat, so she can move around the ship and watch everyone. She knew Kon was the leader, but she didn’t know if she can trust him. Is he working for them? If not, and the company finds out they will kill us both.
She scurried to his quarters and laid in wait for him. She knew she could talk to him as a rat but will he believed her. I have to show him. How can I show him? She went to the computer and being a rat she couldn’t hack into it, but she could eat through the wires and disable his cameras.
Then she waited in the corner, in the shadows as the rat.
The doors to Kon’s quarters slide open and he steps in smelling the acrid scent of the burnt wires. He sniffs the air, “It must the computer?” He searches for the source of the smell. “Something chewed through the wires, hmm.” He says out loud.
As soon as the cameras went out in his quarters, it triggers a silent alarm. A figure sits in front of the computer screen where a flashing red light shows the cameras in the captain’s room are not working. “Nessie is back,” the figure said. “Switching to secondary cameras. Let’s see what you’re doing here.”
Nessie ran up the legs of the desk and ran across the keyboard to his computer hoping to get his attention. She didn’t want anyone to get hurt. Kon has a good heart. I’ve been watching him for a while now. He can’t be part of this.
With a burst of speed Kon snatches Nessie up off the floor.
“Well, what have we here? You the little fella chew up wires?”
Nessie squirmed in his grasp. “Let me go,” she said in her normal human voice.
Kon opens his hand so he will not hurt Nessie.
“Well if you can talk, the means you chewed my wires on purpose. I’d start explaining.”
Nessie then formed into a woman. Kon gasped as he was not expecting this. His heart fluttered as he saw her.
She was wearing a uniform from the company, one she found in storage in case someone or something should see her. Her hair was pure white, as white as her face but her lips, her lips had a hint a red to them.
“What are you?” he asked as she intrigued him. “Are you an angel?”
“I had no choice, I apologize. I’ve been watching you for some time and I can tell you are a wise and caring man.”
Kon’s brow creased with concern.
“How did you get aboard my ship?”
Nessie, “I’ve been watching you.” I hope he doesn’t report me. “I need to give you important information on this company, The Epoch society.” Her heart raced through, “Please tell me I am not wrong. I’ve watched you for a while. You are a good man.”
“I can hear your heart racing. Just calm yourself and breath.” Kon says as he pours a cup of water and hands it to Nessie. “Take a drink and relax. Tell me your story. You say you’ve been here for a while but I’ve never seen you. I don’t remember ever seeing you and I remembered seeing someone as angelic as you.” Nessie’s enthralled him. His eyes lingered on her every move. She’s clever, resourceful and angelic.
Nessie sat though she was not at ease.
“I am a changeling. I can become I chewed through your wires so they can not see or hear us. The company you work for, do you know what their mission is? Do you trust them?”
Kon leans back on his desk.
“I don’t trust them as far as I can throw them. What proof do you have?”
Nessie didn’t have much proof with her, but she can show him. “Kon, they travel through time changing events to suit their agenda. Stealing, killing and altering the course of events so they will be the most powerful. They destroyed my homeworld so they can use the changeling abilities.” She knew Maeve and Kon were close but Maeve did not know what happened to their homeworld.
“Maeve was not there when they destroyed our world. She left before they came. They kidnapped most of us and made us work for them. They told us we were helping the world by allowing them to use this ability.” Nessie looked away as she didn’t want to cry.
“I will show you,” she shows him the device on her arm. “This device allows us to time travel on our own. Most changelings can use this device and transform without those chambers. You have seen the chambers, I assume?”
So I was playing around with the idea of making a group to help writers. You see I am a struggling writer, who also needs help and I thought there are others out there like me. Who need advice on many things. So why not create a group to help all of us struggling writers.
I am calling it the Purple Pen, because I use a purple marker to write and I love the alliteration of Purple Pen.
These are thoughts I had when I was pregnant with my son Vance.
December 14, 2010 at 4:14pm
Yesterday I felt like my water was breaking. I called my doctor, and they told me to come to the hospital. I am 34 weeks pregnant with my second child and I had a c-section with my first one. While at the hospital they hooked me up to monitors and saw I was having contractions. They later gave me an IV of fluids and did several tests. They decided that I had a UTI and gave me a prescription. However, they also noticed that my baby’s heartbeat had dropped at several places. The hospital does not do ultrasounds at night so I was sent home. My doctor has scheduled me for an ultrasound for tonight. I am worried. Why would I have contractions? I didn’t feel them, just uncomfortable. Could the cord be bugging the baby? Could he be pulling on it or could it be around his neck? My husband thinks they would not have sent me home if there was something wrong, but I thought they just didn’t want to worry me.
A hospital that doesn’t do ultrasounds? I mean they made me wait until the next day. And I didn’t have an appointment until that night.
The ultrasound tech said everything was good. Baby looked good, he is about 6 pounds, and everything was good. He only mentioned that there was enough amniotic fluid and that it was on the high side, but I got a call from the doctor today saying that there was too much fluid. So I am not sure what this means. She said he has too big of a swimming pool. Therefore, I am going for blood work tomorrow to test my blood sugar levels and they are sending me to fetal maternal medicine. Therefore, I panicked again but then when they call with my appointment they say January 5! What! If it was that important why wait? Keep in mind this was December 16th. I have a regular appointment tomorrow so maybe I can learn more but I have never heard of having too much fluid.
Update: Vance is now 7 years old. The fluid didn’t seem to be much of an issue. Vance has some behavioral issues he takes concerta for but that seems to be something that most people in his family have and nothing related to the amount of fluid postpartum.
I wanted to give updates in case others have the same or similar questions.