The Lost Fleet


Episode 4: Trade Off
by StarAndrea

General Audience.


Science fiction/young adult. Found spaceships, aliens in the news, meeting the galaxies. Agender character, high school friendship.


In the fourth episode of "The Lost Fleet," Ash's new alien friends try to reassure her that Earth isn't about to be invaded. They make it sound like the aliens who do come will behave themselves... or at least won't cause much trouble if Earth looks like it can take care of itself.

Clare wants more information, but Cassandra won't wait for aliens to come to them. She's ready to go looking for them, and she'll go alone if she has to. Ash agrees to a short trip, and Astrea's friend coaches them in spaceflight on their way to the neighboring planet of Alandia.

Ash is relieved to learn something practical about flying. Cassandra is relieved her ship holds together for the journey. Their escort convinces Alandia to let them land without proper intergalactic ID, and only then does Ash think to ask if they'll be able to breathe the planet's air.

eBook episode available from: ~ $0.99
Publisher: Pink Aura Press, 2018

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