THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 238

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THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 238

…Before they lapse into whatever fate awaits them, they reach across and bump their fists; someone had to do it and this is what we signed up for…

warp core

— As Deke & Gus prepare for SOL, all phases are not aligned.

“SLAV we are losing contact with the chrono-link. The ship is breaching the threshold, but it’s like we are watching it via remote hookup…,” Deke tries to explain what is happening.

“Gus,” he urges, “wake up. There is something wrong here!”

Gus snaps out of his funk to check his instruments, “Everything is fine. We have passed Warp One !!!”

Stellar Explorer2

“No, look at the chrono-link, it’s reversing itself, like we are being heading back in time.”

Gus’s image, or Deke’s perspective of his brother’s appearance looks like something their generation never had to put up with; the fading signal from an analog receiver. In the digital realm, when you are losing the frequency, things pixelate, stop and start and rearrange. In the cabin of the Stellar Explorer, everything is wavy, like seeing things through the delirium of desert animated air.

“Yeah, I’m not feeling all here, how about you?”

“… like our molecular structures our breaking down? Try engaging the emergency decelerator.”

“I can’t, my hand gets within an inch, they stop short,” Gus is straining against an unknown barrier. “It’s no use. Our bodies cannot maintain structure at these speeds.”

Atlas 9

“The 3 unmanned went off without a hitch! I absolutely do not get this?”

“That may be the key… unmanned… they didn’t know how the human body would respond when they broke the sound barrier either.”

“Or if man could stand the G-Forces of a Redstone rocket or Atlas 9  liftoff in the Mercury Program,” Deke recounts.

“Or what is was like to experience prolonged weightlessness.”

All of those barriers had been crossed without major incident.

But there is a theme developing at SOL: You can only make your best guess as to what happens, if you have not done it before.

“Well if we cannot slow this thing down and our bodies cannot keep up, something has to give.” Deke’s assessment of the situation is simplistic, but consistent with the philosophy of the test-pilots that had blazed trails before, which means that they can only deal with what is directly in front of them.

But the faster SEx goes the behind-er they get. It is like there are two versions of the same movie playing at once. But which one is the correct reality and can both test-pilots survive the ordeal?

Before a waiting and wondering while, the McKinneys lose all control contact with the SLAV ship and as well as each other. Before they lapse into whatever fate awaits them, they reach across and bump their fists; someone had to do it and this is what we signed up for.


THE RETURN TRIP

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Episode 238


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Episode 1     http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3wD   Chapter 1   The Red Planet

Episode 2    http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3y2

Episode 3    http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3yh

Episode 4    http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3ym

Episode 5    http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3yy

Episode 6    http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3yI

Episode 7    http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3yP

Episode 8    http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3zC

Episode 9    http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ap

Episode 10   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ay

Episode 11   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3AF

Episode 12   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3AK

Episode 13   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3AT

Episode 14   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3AZ

Episode 15a  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3B5    Chapter 2   Complications

Episode 15b  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Bi

Episode 16   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Bq

Episode 17   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3BD

Episode 18   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3BJ

Episode 19   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3BN

Episode 20   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3By

Episode 21   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3BX

Episode 22   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3C7

Episode 23   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Cj

Episode 24   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Cq

Episode 25  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Cw

Episode 26  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3CG

Episode 27   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3CN

Episode 28   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3CT

Episode 29   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3CZ

Episode 30   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Da

Episode 31   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Dk

Episode 32   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3DF

Episode 33   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3DS

Episode 34   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3DZ

Episode 35   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3E6

Episode 36   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ec

Episode 37   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3En

Episode 38   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3EE

Episode 39   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3EM

Episode 40   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3ES

Episode 41   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3EW

Episode 42   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3F3

Episode 43   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3F8

Episode 44   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Fe

Episode 45   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Fi

Episode 46  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Fq     Chapter 3   Up a Creek

Episode 47   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Fw

Episode 48   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3FD

Episode 49   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3FG

Episode 50   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3FP

Episode 51   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3FW

Episode 52   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3G1

Episode 53   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3G5

Episode 54   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ga

Episode 55   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Gg

Episode 56   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Go

Episode 57   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3GC    Chapter 4   Space Family Confidential

Episode 58  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3GH

Episode 59   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3GU

Episode 60   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3H0

Episode 61   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3H5

Episode 62   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Hx

Episode 63   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3HE

Episode 64   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3HK

Episode 65   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3HQ

Episode 66   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3I2

Episode 67   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3I8

Episode 68   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ip

Episode 69   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Iw

Episode 70   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3IB

Episode 71   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3IN

Episode 72   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3IX

Episode 73   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ja

Episode 74   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Jt

Episode 75   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3JA    Chapter 5   Change-up

Episode 76   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3JH

Episode 77   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3JL

Episode 78   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3JX

Episode 79   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3K5

Episode 80   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Kl

Episode 81   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ks

Episode 82   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Kw

Episode 83   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3KE

Episode 84   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3KI

Episode 85   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3KT

Episode 86   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3L0

Episode 87   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3L8

Episode 88   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Lg

Episode 89   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ln

Episode 90   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Lv

Episode 91   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3LC

Episode 92   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3M1

Episode 93   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Mc

Episode 94   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Mm

Episode 95   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Mq

Episode 96   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Mx

Episode 97   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3MM

Episode 98   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3N2

Episode 99   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Nc

Episode 100  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Nj

Episode 101  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Nt

Episode 102  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3NF

Episode 103  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3NL

Episode 104  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3O2

Episode 105  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Og

Episode 106  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Op

Episode 107  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Oy    Chapter 6   Timeout

Episode 108  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3OF

Episode 109  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3OR

Episode 110  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3P3

Episode 111  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Pc

Episode 112  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Pj

Episode 113  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Pr

Episode 114  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Px

Episode 115  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3PH

Episode 116  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3PS

Episode 117  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Q0

Episode 118  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Qb

Episode 119  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Qj

Episode 120  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Qs

Episode 121  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Qz

Episode 122  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3QO

Episode 123  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3QW

Episode 124  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3R1

Episode 125  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3R8

Episode 126  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Rk

Episode 127  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Rt

Episode 128  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3RJ

Episode 129  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3RT

Episode 130  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3S3

Episode 131  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Sa

Episode 132  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Sl

Episode 133  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3St

Episode 134  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3SP

Episode 135  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3T0

Episode 136  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Te

Episode 137  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3To

Episode 138  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Tu

Episode 139  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ty

Episode 140  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3U8    Chapter 7   Pick a Pew

Episode 141  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Un

Episode 142  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Uv

Episode 143  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3UE

Episode 144  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3UM

Episode 145  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3UT

Episode 146  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Vh

Episode 147  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Vi

Episode 148  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3VA

Episode 149  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3VJ

Episode 150  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3VQ

Episode 151  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3W0

Episode 152  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Wj

Episode 153  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ww

Episode 154  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3WH

Episode 155  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3WO

Episode 156  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3WY

Episode 157  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3X6

Episode 158  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Xx      Chapter 8   Going Somewhere? (very far)

Episode 159  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Xw

Episode 160  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3XJ

Episode 161  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3XO

Episode 162  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Y0

Episode 163  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ya

Episode 164  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Ys

Episode 165  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3YI

Episode 166  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3YR

Episode 167  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Z0

Episode 168  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Za

Episode 169  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Zh

Episode 170   http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Zr

Episode 171  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3Zv

Episode 172  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3ZO

Episode 173  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-3ZQ

Episode 174  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-400

Episode 175  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-408

Episode 176  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-40o

Episode 177 http://wp.me/p2MBwN-40A

Episode 178  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-40J

Episode 179  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-40S

Episode 180  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-411

Episode 181  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-41a

Episode 182  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-41m

Episode 183  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-41C

Episode 184  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-41L

Episode 185  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-41S

Episode 186  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-41X

Episode 187  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-41Z

Episode 188  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-429

Episode 189  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-42n

Episode 190  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-42m

Episode 191  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-42z

Episode 192  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-42N

Episode 193  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-42V

Episode 194  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-433

Episode 195  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-432

Episode 196  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-43j

Episode 197  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-43y

Episode 198  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-446

Episode 199  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-44d

Episode 200  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-44C

Episode 201  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-44P

Episode 202  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-44J

Episode 203  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-44P

Episode 204  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-44X

Episode 205  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-45a

Episode 206  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-45m

Episode 207  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-45t

Episode 208  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-45D

Episode 209  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-45L

Episode 210  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-45R

Episode 211  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-45Y

Episode 212  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-46d

Episode 213  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-46n

Episode 214  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-46w      Chapter 9  Meanwhile Back @ the Ranch

Episode 215  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-46F

Episode 216  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-46N

Episode 217  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-46V

Episode 218  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-47c

Episode 219  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-47n

Episode 220  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-47x

Episode 221  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-47D

Episode 222  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-47M

Episode 223  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-47T

Episode 224  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-487

Episode 225  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-48h

Episode 226  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-48v

Episode 227  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-48H

Episode 228  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-48N

Episode 229  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-48T

Episode 230  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-494

Episode 231  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-49e

Episode 232  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-49n

Episode 233  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-49t

Episode 234  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-49H

Episode 235  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-49Q

Episode 236  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4a3

Episode 237  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4ac

Episode 238  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4ao

Episode 239  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4av

Episode 240 http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4aE

Episode 241  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4aO

Episode 242  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4aX

Episode 243  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4b7    Chapter 10  Where are we?

Episode 244  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4bi

Episode 245  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4bq

Episode 246  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4bx    Chapter 10.5  Company is Coming

Episode 247  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4bI

Episode 248  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4bX

Episode 249  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4ca 

Episode 250  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4ch

Episode 251  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4co

Episode 252  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4cE

Episode 253  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4cQ

Episode 254  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4d0

Episode 255  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4dd

Episode 256  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4do

Episode 257  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4dF

Episode 258  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4dN

Episode 259  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4e1

Episode 260  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4ee

Episode 261  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4ep

Episode 262  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4ew

Episode 263  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4eC

Episode 264  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4eI

Episode 265  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4eP

Episode 266  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4f6

Episode 267  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4fh

Episode 268  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4fC

Episode 269  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4fJ

Episode 270  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4fP

Episode 271  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4fZ     Eleventh and Final Chapter

Episode 272  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4fY

Episode 273  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4gg

Episode 274  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4gf

Episode 275  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4gF

Episode 276  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4gV

Episode 277  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4hf

Next to Last  http://wp.me/p2MBwN-4hv

The End

“Get to know the people, places and things.”

 

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