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Journey (excerpt)

Journey, a Short  Story
by Mykl Walsh

In the year of Our Lord, 10,001

The United States of Earth has been in power for over six thousand years. The Federal government, working in close association with the private sector has long since found cures for nearly all of the world’s problems.

People coexist peacefully in near Utopian societies. They thrive for three to four hundred years on average. Most diseases were eradicated by the thirty-second century, the last war was fought in the forty-eighth, the aging process arrested in the seventy-fourth and the rest as they used to say, is History.

Meanwhile, on a seemingly Godforsaken planet, within a parallel universe . . .

They landed at night.