The following story idea is the second of three ideas belonging to “The Poseidon Trials”.
As always, if the story inspires you to write something or if you decide to take this idea further, a small acknowledgement would be great!
And so, without further ado, here is “Poseidon’s Fortune”:
Poseidon’s Fortune tells the story of Rigel and his sister Serissa as they adapt to their new life on a floating colony which goes from island to island in search of resources.
One day, they hear a legend of a terraforming machine sent ahead of the main colony ship that malfunctioned on landing and failed its mission.
At the same time, they have to deal with the rising water level (caused by the events of the first book) and the unstable climate. They reason that they can stabilize the climate with the machine.
Unfortunately, they are hindered by a group of raiders led by the villain from the first book, Arlon.
Setting sail on a stolen raft, they set out in search of the machine. After a perilous journey, they defeat Arlon and reach the machine (which had been hacked by Arlow, Arlon’s ancestor, and had spent the last 100 years making the planet drier and more desolate). As the machine reconfigures, they listen to an audio recording left by Arlow who explains that he wanted freedom for his people, even if it was a harsh and difficult freedom, as opposed to slavery serving “Them”.
Pondering the meaning of his words, they start heading home. However, as they leave, they are shocked to see another colony ship appear in the sky above them, The Resplendent.
A message is beamed down to the planet, proclaiming that their struggle is at an end, and that their masters have come…
Thanks for listening! The next story idea will be the final part of the series, “Poseidon’s Fury”, look forward to it!
And remember, Never Lose Your Stride!