Leaving the Nest

“Mother, I’ve decided.  I’m moving out,” said Robin Lefler.

“Oh?” said Morgan Primus.

“I’m an adult, and it looks bad that we’re still sharing quarters.  I can’t have men over.”

“Mmm,” said Morgan, vaguely disinterested in Robin’s sex life.

“I’m going, and I won’t be back.”

“Does Captain Calhoun know?”


“You’ll have your own cabin?”

“I’ve resigned.  Leaving Starfleet completely.”

“Wherever are you going, dear?”

“I’m joining an interplanetary circus.  Learning the art of swinging from a trapeze could open whole new worlds for me.”

“Sounds nice, dear. Be sure to write.”

Robin stamped her feet as she left.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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