I finally posted a new scene #19 (Be Careful What You Ask) for MILK RUN. This follows scene 18 (The Brig) after Captain Toby Nathanael Louis, ends up in the brig after his second in command takes over his ship. Scene 19 shows how he regains control of his ship, the USS Princeton.
Some of you will notice that I “leveraged” portions of the action from an earlier removed scene. I think that change, thanks to your input, has produced a better quality story. Thanks!
Some folks asked about the difference between the two types of explosions associated with a nuclear device that’s talked about in an earlier version of this scene that’s used here.
The short answer is that the nuclear core of a fission (think Hiroshima) weapon is detonated by a much smaller but very focused conventional explosion (called “conventional triggers” in this scene) that compresses enriched uranium (called “nuclear fission core” in this scene) causing its atoms to go critical, split then release energy that splits other uranium atoms in a runaway chain reaction . . . BOOM!
MILK RUN is a military SciFi novel. Earth is losing the war against the Telrachnids, and our young Captain Toby Nathanael Louis is assigned to deliver a new weapon to a secret star base. But what our hero thought would be an easy first mission turns out to be a test of his ability to lead a crew and ship much older than he against an enemy that is using his own fiancée to destroy him, his ship and his mission.
Can our young captain complete his mission and save his fiancée too?
You can check out the new scene by clicking here.
As always, thanks to my beta readers and I’m always on the lookout for more MILK RUN reviewers. You can easily join our merry crew by clicking this StoryOrigin link here then clicking the big blue “Request Beta Copy” button.