FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 3

Start the tale at the beginning by clicking   FAITH & EMPIRE — Chapter – 1 3 The Hard Nut “The planet’s atmosphere is composed of seventy-six percent hydrogen, fifteen percent helium and the rest is mostly methane which, the last three days of observations have shown us, can erupt in fiery geysers from beneath the … Continue reading FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 3

FAITH & EMPIRE — Chapter – 1

1 Prayer and Fasting   “Diende, ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.” I crossed myself at the words of absolution. “Amen,” I said and lifted my head to peer through the latticed screen of the confessional. “Thank you, father.” “God be with you, marine,” the priest … Continue reading FAITH & EMPIRE — Chapter – 1