Landing the Ninerama

The coasted research ship bounced down out of the atmosphere into an overcast

Photo by Josh Rose on Unsplash

Bill Calumine had the impression that Lucy always got the girl during the trips out to the designated dockyard and the one-way up ramp from the shuttle when the ship had landed at the main gate. But he did not question about it. But he was not easily deceived when it came to the family activities. Sometimes it worried him more than when other male humanoids chose a female partner.

One night the girl had insisted on riding a pony. The boy started arguing over which animal it was, eventually settling the issue by pointing out that the horse was different, inordinately small, and had put on pikes. The boy settled the matter quietly, but his anxiety was real when he was the first morning due for his appointment for noon on board an amazing time-six hundred light-years away, in another part of the galaxy. He was left pacing the reading room until the great tail end of the squat skyscraper, the Ninerama, swept down out of sight under the helpless Jules Verne of its orbit and spun higher and out of sight.

At the lower end of the tower was the last surviving press of passengers and the ramp opened to admit another wing of the vessel. The pilot had already finished opening and hanging up the winched-belt when the immense final spurt for the crew blasted out a flare of light, it was so close-an audience always caught it from a camera mounted on the viewer itself.

The final rush came from a gull, by Celesta’s eyewitnesses, which had been jamming the port of the research ship from one unknown star as the instantaneous incoming blast tore the ninerama flat. Even less than three minutes after, the coasted research ship bounced down out of the atmosphere into an overcast one of the unknown celesti at nearest to the constellation.


Editor’s Notes


Only formatting for paragraphs

GPT-2 Settings
# default sample settings for simple-gpt-2, except 5 samples instead of 1
  nsamples: 5,
  batch_size: 1,
  length: 1023,
  temperature: 0.7,
  top_k: 0,
  top_p: 0.0,
  include_prefix: True