Diary of A Deepcore Miner: Living Long Enough

The drop pod rattles during yet another orbital insertion. I have already forgotten what today's mission is meant to be. No doubt mission control will remind me several times. The young dwarves to my left and right are chatting excitedly, while I sigh in a weariness that borders on boredom. I've lost count of the number of expeditions I've returned from. Sadly, I've also lost count of...

Diary of A Deepcore Miner: Frozen Mules

My eyes fly open and I shake the sleep from my bones. Yesterday’s trip took way too long and exacted a severe toll on my body. I head to the bar for a thick beer. The brew revitalizes me, and the red sugar around the rim of the mug chases what exhaustion remains from my limbs...

Diary of A Galactic Uber Driver: Smuggler’s Run

After missing my appointment with The Gnosis, a gigantic ship aiming for exploration and adventure, I find myself searching for adventure in an unhealthy place; the bottom of a bottle. I am inhabiting a corner of a bar on McAllaster's Claim, a small station in the Jarni system. The station orbits a...

Diary of A Deepcore Miner: The Sandblasting

A hard-working dwarf is a happy dwarf. This is what I am told everyday at any rate. I push myself out of my bunk and start grabbing my gear from the locker. I can hear rustling in the rooms on either side of mine as my co-workers are doing the same. I head out into launch bay to find...

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