Press the Button: Part 4

James’s voice  made  me  jump out of  my  skin, “Look ” he  was  shouting  “what  is  that  we  are  heading  for?”. I dragged  my  eyes  away  from our  home  which  was slipping  away  into  the  distance.

We all turned  to look into  the  direction James  was  pointing  to  see  what  could only  be  described as a  smaller  version  of  what  we had  left.. The  guide  lines  were  drawing us  closer  and  closer  all  the  time. All four of  us  were beginning  to  feel  scared  and light headed , less than  an  hour ago  we  were  safe in  our own  world. Green  fields  and  blue  skies , spring  flowers  and  gentle  bubbling  streams.  Where were  we  now.

The  stars looked so  amazing,  the  sky  so  black and  all  this  change  within  an hour. All of us  were really slowly  loosing  the  grip on  reality. We were all moving  silently  through  the  stillness  and  vastness  of  space  towards  what  we  would  soon  find  out  was  a ship. Smaller, much  smaller  than  the  one  we had  not   long  left, but  a  ship  like  “planet  earth. ”

I watched   until our  home completely  disappeared, I  felt  a  pain  so  deep inside that I  did not  know  were it began or  ended. We all coasted  down towards  the  spaceship that  was  waiting  for us.  The  guide  line  brought us  all  to  the  airlock at  the  entrance  of  the  ship. In  the  middle of  the  airlock  there  was a button , written in  red  across  the  button  was  the  word ” press. ”

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To  be  continued…….

Part  one

Part two

and

Part three

 

 

Press the Button: Part 3

“Press your  jet pack  ignition  button”,  said  a  loud  voice in  my  helmet. I jumped  as  did  my  friends  too. It woke us  all  from  our  reverie while  suspended  in  space. For  the  first  time  ever  separated  and  cut  off  from  all  we  held  dear.

All  we had  ever  known  was  Earth  our planet, but  we  did  not  see  a planet  when  we  had  all looked  back  to where  we  had  come  from. We had  all obeyed  the  order  to  press the  ignition  on  our  jet  packs  and  we were  now  proceeding  along the  guide line in  to  the  future. Somehow  as  one  we  were  looking back  at  what  we  had  always  thought  was our  world, our  Earth. It  was  not  a planet  it  was  a huge  metal thing.

How  could  this  be, before  we  had  entered  the  strange  building . what  was it, really  only  half  an  hour ago. We had  been  running  across  green  fields  along  a  river  under blue skies. Yet here  we  were  in space, it  was  real , it  was  scary. We  were in  spacesuits and  jet packs moving along  a  guide  rope  at  speed.

The place  from  were  we had  come  was  getting  smaller  and  smaller as it slipped  away  from us into  the  distance. Suddenly  I felt afraid, panicky even. I felt as if  I  was  going  to cry. Being  last  in  line  I  had  the  clearest  view  of  our  home  receding in to  the  distance. Just  when I felt  I  could  contain  my  tears  anymore  I heard James  shout “Look” ….. we all did.

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To be continued……

Part one of the story here

Part  two  here

 

Press the button

So  taking a  deep  breath  I pressed  the  button. There was a sudden swish behind us as  a partition   dropped  down all around us  encasing us in an airlock in front of  the  door marked, no.

We all were a little  scared  and  excited  as  we watched  the  meter  registering the atmosphere  being  sucked out  of  the airlock  and  then  the  door  opened  slowly  to reveal the  vast darkness of  space lit  with  a million  stars  and at least  two huge planets.

Standing in silence  transfixed  by  the  view  we were  rooted  to  the spot. Then  we  noticed  the  guide  line  stretching out in front of  us.  Inviting us  to  move forward, out towards  the inky  back  sparkling horizon. Hesitantly  we clipped ourselves  on to  the  guide line  and  slowly  floated out in to the  vacuum.

The  very first  thing  that  we  noticed  was  the  silence, it was deafening! I  said  the  alarms  had  been deafening  when we hit  the first  button  well it  was nothing  compared  to  this  silence. I turned my  head  just in time to  to  see  the  door  we had  left  by  was closed. For  the  second time  today I  knew  the only  way  was  forward .

There we were  the  four of us for  the first  time in our  lives  outside  that  which  we knew  as home  our whole  world.Suddenly  I  felt  alone  and  scared,  two  feelings I  had  never  experienced  before. Looking at  the  eyes of  the others  though  their  visors I could  see they  felt  the  very  same.

To be  continued …….

Part one of the story here

Stream of Consciousness Saturday : Press

Press the button and let’s see what happens. It all started out so simply, no pressure, just the four of us messing around.
Well,after we depressed the button all hell let loose. There were lights and alarm bells ringing. It was scary and honestly deafening!
The huge metal door flew open at an alarming speed. What was there for us to do but enter. At first it was dark but we could see lights ahead. We made our way slowly towards the light, then the door slammed shut with a resounding bang behind us . Mercifully  there  was  silence
I remember thinking well there is no return we must just go forward. So  we pressed on.

Eventually  we  reached  a  portal  with two exits . One marked  yes and  one  marked  no . We stood there in  the middle of  nowhere wondering  which way  to  go. There  felt like  there was no  way  back  with  the  door locked  and  there  was a  force- field in front  of us. It had to be one of  the exits here either side of us. We looked  at  the yes  door  and  there  was  nothing  there to help us  make a decision  so  we looked  at  the  no door . Hanging  by  the  the  no  door  there  were  four  pressure suits , boots  and  helmets. There  was a red  cupboard  with a  note on the  door  saying  “Don’t  forget  your  jet packs   and oxygen.

Well I ask  you,  the four of us  all reached  for  the  suits. Once  suited  booted and  helmeted  we  helped  each other  with  the  oxygen and  the jet packs. We were  ready, what a day  this  was turning  out to be!

We all moved to  the  door and  red  the instructions  : Big red  letters said press.

 

This  is  part of  Linda G Hill’s   Stream of  Consciousness  Saturday.

The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “Press.” Find a word that starts with press-, ends with -press, or use “press” as a word all by itself. Have fun!

The  Pingback and  the  rules  are  here 

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