The Welding Life

Maphira drove her boat toward the docks, provided that was actually what you called it when someone took control of a water vehicle. The terminology confounded her. She wasn’t sure whether to call it driving, steering or even piloting, but she had settled on driving within her mind. As the city of Melbourne grew larger …

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The Solar Station

The entrance, open. The operation, underway. Everything was going smoothly, except for the fact that her annoying sister had decided to tag along. She hadn’t seen Rylee in years, and she just decided to show up now of all times? Sure, she’d helped them get through the door, but they would have found another way …

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Sewer Exploration

Down into the sewers they went, Maphira and Vai side by side. Maphira held her torch aloft, illuminating the dank depths of Melbourne as her team descended the ladder. Ten of Melbourne’s best, under her command. Maphira couldn’t believe the responsibility she’d been trusted with, but she was committed to doing the captain proud. Only …

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The Sewer Code

By the time Maphira returned to the rest of the squad, they had already arrived at the heavily armoured doors that would lead into the solar facility. Vai stood at the keypad, entering code after code to no avail. The documents they had taken from this place didn’t mention what the code was, but they …

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Saving My Roses

I was out on my balcony watering the plants when I saw it in the sky. It was the largest piece of rock I had ever seen, hurtling toward Earth at the speed of sound or something else that is very fast. My first thought was to protect my roses, so I gathered up all …

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Needing an Agent

I’ve been thinking about moving for a while now. I like where I live at the moment, but it’s just so far from my work. I have two jobs in the Bayside area of Melbourne, but I live in the northern suburbs, so it’s quite a trip to get there. One of my jobs is …

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My Winning Kitchen

Guess what! I won a prize. How, you ask? You know when you’re walking through shopping centres and in the middle of the walkway they’ve got those pop-up stores? They’re usually trying to sell things and most people ignore them. But last week, I was feeling generous, so I stopped and let the friendly staff …

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Mechanic Recruiter

“Tell me what happened again. Just to make sure we have all the details right.” The woman was clearly exhausted from an entire afternoon of questioning, but even if this was a diversion from the Conclave of Mechanists, they couldn’t miss a single detail. Maphira placed a hand on the receptionist’s arm, hoping to offer …

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Swimming Pool Software

Meg was recently promoted to the head planner position at her building company. After working in a hands-on construction role for more than a decade, she was excited about the change. It also meant she was the main point of contact whenever the company was offered a new project. Today, that project was a major …

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