Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Fate of the 68th Kinetic

It wasn't a narrative that we wished to remember
 so we'd forgotten about them

and their misguided deployment.

That's how these things go.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Deployed to Witness (ix)

Nobody heard from the garrison
 nothing at all

 for a hundred and twenty years.


Monday, December 3, 2018

Deployed to Witness (viii)

So the 68th Kinetic landed on Witness, and went about their duties
 (whatever those were)
 and they were promptly forgotten. Just left there.

They didn't send for resupply or refit
no status reports
or briefings
(maybe they didn't know how)
they just stayed there on that planet and went to work.
The whole regiment.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Deployed to Witness (vi)

There was no threat to be had, perceived
or otherwise

for three thousand-thousand light years in any direction.
Three thousand millenia.

We're talking about the Udina Sector here, right?

Kalizch Stars, for Grom's sake.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Deployed to Witness (iv)

- by reasonable standards a dead-end world, in
a dead-end system

growing genetically modified staplegrains

for no one special.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Deployed to Witness (iii)

It isn't clear why they were assigned career duties

guarding grain storage and cultivators
on Witness

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Deployed to Witness

But deployment amongst the stars is haphazard,

at least
for the regiments from backwater systems
such as


Saturday, November 24, 2018

The 68th Kinetic (Witness)

So that by the time
they landed
on Witness
(Udina Sector, Kalizch Stars)

they were three years into their voyage
(somewhere around 874)
 and whatever they envisioned an Intelligence Unit to be

they trained rigorously to become
and had

Sunday, November 18, 2018