*NOTE: This story is still open to whomever wants to continue it. A second story has been started here: https://hackaday.io/project/29501-sci-fi-adventure-2 Anyone is free to join that one as well. It's free from the annoyance of requirements and turn taking.
What is this? - It's a story written by people who join this project. We take turns writing short segments and nobody knows where the tale will go.
Who can join? - Anyone.
How to Join:
- Click the "Join this project" link. DO NOT click "send" yet. If I get a message saying "I really like your project and I think I have skills to help you", it will be denied.
- (Edit: I made this simpler in the hope that someone would join.)The message to send should contain at least one sentence(or more if you want) that continues the following excerpt:
Sen leapt through the hatch and swung himself into the harness of the pilot's console. The cockpit of this small supply shuttle lit up, and the hum of the EM drive's power unit drowned out the distant whining sirens. While frantically inputting the launch routine, he took a moment to glance out the side window. Eight or so individuals in dark grey uniform had already entered the spaceport terminal and were rushing toward his ship.
- If you are willing to put a little effort into it and have at least a readable command of English, you can join and start contributing. Don't feel intimidated. Just jump right in.
Once you've joined: - *Big edit: There is no turn system anymore. If you want to write the next part, send a message via team messaging stating your intent to publish(ITP). If nobody has posted ITP before you, the next part is reserved for you. You then have 24 hours to post your part. When the time next to your ITP says "one day ago", it will become void and the next part is open. Multiple ITPs can be effective and the parts will be in the order ITPs are posted. The same parson can post multiple parts in succession, but their next ITP can't be posted before the current part. Let's be nice and give others a little time to try, but there is no hard rule about that. Thank you for reading that long, confusing procedure.
Format - The project log title is like this: "Part[number] - [author]" Just see a log for an example. The body of the log contains only the story. Other notes and such can go down in the comments. There is no strict length requirement, but a reasonable minimum is one paragraph, and a couple "pages" worth is getting a bit long.