Well, I've managed to write all six of my planned sketch stories. I'm disappointed it took me so long to do what was supposed to be a few days worth of work basically, but it's done. Hopefully I'll revisit a project like this soon and maybe do it a little more like I was originally envisioning. In the mean time, however, I'm really happy to say that I've finished Project 14.
Sector of Interest
“Sector Control, this is Bulk Hauler TMS-M884MXHQ. I am exiting jump-space from gate 5417-a into your zone of control."
"Good morning, Hedge Queen, we have your on our boards. Good to see you again.”
"Thank you Control. My Nav-model has synced, can I get a course to the Loading Station Six?”
"Confirmed, HQ. Sector-Nav will transmit."
“Thanks, control. Anything interesting going on out here?”
“Nope, HQ, you’re not that interesting and neither was the hauler eight hours ago. I’m guessing the hauler in eight hours won’t be that interesting either. Mail courier might be interesting at least.”
“Oh that’s right, I almost forgot. The courier had some engine problems and the Station Master at Hai Shen gave us the mail packets to pass on to you guys here.”
“Huh, good to hear then HQ. Data or physical as well?”
“Both, Control. I can transmit the data once we’re in one-hop range and I’ll get Johny to run over in the tender and pass the physical packet over to you guys. Looks to be about 6 cubic meters.”
“Rodger, Hedge Queen. Sector-Nav will transmit a solution for the tender too. Stand by.”
“Thank you, Control. I’m glad we get to be interesting after all.”
“Don’t hold your breath, HQ. We have a pretty high standard of interesting out here.”