Okay, I'm a big dumb liar...this will not be a short story at all and I am cramping it up quite a bit to make what I've got fit in here. So yeah, this'll prolly end up in book form like all my other stories. *sigh* A warning about this section, though, I altered Rip's character a bit. I presented him in the second section as being younger, I was thinking 13 or 14, but I decided that his character needed to be a bit older. Eventually, I will go back and alter the second part slightly to fit with this, but keep that in mind as you read.
obviously, this is the second in my cat story series. Based on the comments I got on the first, I think it will be far easier and far more fun to extend it to four parts. I hope you like where I take it from here...it gets...odd...
This was originally an essay I wrote last year for the Cornell essay contest. We had to write them for English, and the teacher said we could write a short story instead of an essay. The point was to take a quote and prove or disprove it with the essay, and then provide a list of rebuttal points. I did not include the rebuttal points, but here is the essay. It is on a quote by William Shakespere, 'what is Past is Prologue...'
This is a short story, I think It will only be two parts, so don't get to upset with me. I don't know what inspired it, NOT all that stuff in the news about cloning, that's for sure! Anyone, this is one of my first attempts at anything even remotely similar to scifi. Hope you like it, it came out a little more grim than I intended, I think.
In this chapter, the crew arrives at their first island and find some clues about the treasure they're hunting. Raum, however, is only really focused on how he can use this island to sneak away.