Fifteen Minutes Of Fiction Writing Gallery

Labor Day: This is one of my Dream Jobs.
Posted by Mathax, Sep 10, 2008. 3316 views. ID = 1697

Labor Day

Posted by Mathax, Sep 10, 2008. 3316 views. ID = 1697
This post was written in 0 minutes.
This post has been awarded 23 stars by 6 readers.

“Hard to port,” said Captain Riker, “Evasive pattern Theta.”
“Aye, sir,” said the Helmsman.
“Return fire,” said Riker.
“Impossible,” said the Tactical Officer, for whom Riker had not bothered to get a name. “Phasers offline, and the photon torpedoes are down. Hull breach on decks 9, 13, and 25. Emergency force fields holding.”
“Engineering,” asked Riker, “What’s the possibility of getting weapons back?”
“Engineer Barclay here. Not good, the phaser power coupling is fused. I already have people working on the photon torpedoes. I’ll let you know when they are back up.”
“You do that. Riker out.” Turning to the Tactical Officer, he ordered, “Tactical update.”
“Their shields are at 5%. They have lost warp drive and torpedoes, but their phasers and impulse are not damaged too badly,” said the Tactical Officer.
“Engineering to the bridge.”
“Riker here,” responded Riker.
“Sir, photon bays 3, 5, and 10, are back up,” said Barclay.
“Helm, go to attack pattern Gamma. Tactical, fire at will,” said Riker.
The Tactical Officer responded, “Firing. Direct hit on the port impulse drive, they are leaking plasma. Firing. Their weapons array is gone. CAPTAIN, I’m reading a massive build-up in their engineering section. They are looking at a warp core breach.”
“No survivors,” said Tactical.
“Cut,” said the Director.

Copyright 2008 Mathax. All rights reserved. has been granted non-exclusive rights to display this work. For permission to reprint this item, please contact the author.

You must be logged in to comment on or rate this writing.

Click here to join the Fifteen Minutes Of Fiction Writing Community!

This post has been awarded 23 stars by 6 readers.
This post is part of a writing prompt: Labor Day
This is a revised version of a post. Click here to view the original version


Sep 10, 2008
Doug, Wow, Please read the post before you read the comment.

Have you read it? Good. This is a post about my dream Job. I am the Tactical Officer.
Since I have started watching star trek, I have wanted to be in one. This writing prompt Gave me the perfect opportunity to write a piece about that.
   ~Posted by Mathax, Sep 10, 2008

Nov 4, 2008
I grew up watching startrek with a hungryman in front of me. Reading it in a rapid concision helps bring the immagination to life. And it helps if you use the voice of the captain.

I like it!
   ~Posted by Half-lit, Nov 4, 2008

Search for Great Fiction

Use the google search bar below to find writings exclusively on this site.

Custom Search

News!    Writing Prompt    My Assignment    FAQ    Contact    Privacy Policy    Search     Terms of Use     Login