• A Small Step

    “Whoa, slow down man. For a little guy you sure move quick.”

     

    I didn't slow down. Bay Kosmatka had to lengthen his stride, a little but eventually caught up to me as we made our way through Darnielle's Progress and back to the hangar. He kept talking up until we entered the hangar. There he fell silent and stopped walking.

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  • Pawns

    “Well if you will excuse me my children I will leave you to your discussion.”

     

    The Divine Harley Maxwell pressed his hands together gave a slight bow and left the office. I stood there with plans, actions and logistics flowing through my mind.

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  • Another Chapter

    “Hello Aitken. You seem to be healing well.”

     

    The visage of Mr. Smith remarked over the comm. unit.

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  • Slap and Tickle

    “One more time Commander. Who are you working for?”

     

    I didn't get the chance to answer. Just as well as it would have been flippant, not that it would have mattered. The fist that connected with my jaw had enough force behind it to topple the chair that I was strapped into over.

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  • Worth the Wait

    “I've heard back from my contacts.”

     

    Gabe told me after I had finished telling him the tale of my morning. “And?” I asked.

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  • Winner of the 1st Fuel Rat Art Contest

    We are very happy to announce the winners of our first, 50,000th rescue, Fuel Rat Art contest!

    It is ... winning 100% of all votes as number 1 ...

    Florenus


    Commented by our Founder "Looks like a movie poster for a Stanley Kubrick movie - 'MY GOD IT'S FULL OF FUEL'"

    Followed closely by
    Ian Baristan


    ... who is second place by votes, extremely closely followed by Beetlejude, I have to say ... a really really close vote there.

    the winner and the follow-up will receive their prices as soon as they are sorted :)

    CONGRATS!

    And thanks to all contributors, all of your work was really really much appreciated.

  • The More Things Change

    “Thanks for calling Dad, don't leave it till my next birthday until you call again.”

     

    The image of my son faded to black on the screen before me. With the conversation over I pushed back the chair and headed back into the sitting area.

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  • The Devil You Know

    “And that ladies and gentlemen is the reason for the moral decline of our youth.”

     

    I looked around the room I was sitting in just to be sure I was not dreaming Since I didn't appear to be I posed Gabe the obvious question .

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  • Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

    “There you go Aitken, all loaded.”

    N'tone and his gang of loaders and just finished stowing two hundred tons of cargo aboard my ship.

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  • FRAC launches the first Rat Art Contest

    Heads up creative Commanders!

    Starting November 19, The Artist Collective of the Fuel Rats launches it's first open Rat Art Contest in celebration of the Fuel Rats' 50,000th rescue.

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  • Poster: 50,000th rescue by the Fuel Rats

    The Fuel Rats Successful Rescue Count has yesterday at 5 pm reached the incredible number of 50,000 (fifty thousand) rescues.
    A poster in honour of them seems in order!

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  • Fuel Rat Artists Collective now on twitter

    We now have set up a FRAC twitter stream. Follow us here:
    https://twitter.com/FuelRatsArtists
  • Goodbye to Charity

     

    “In what way do you think that it's not over?”

     

    I had just picked up the coffee cup and had not even had my first sip when the question answered my sceptical remark. Charity sat at the opposite side of a two person table in non-descriptive eatery. She had at least had a sip from the wine glass before her, so I followed suit and took a slug from the newly dressed cup before me.

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  • Bats. A Fuel Rats Halloween Cartoon

    A miracle! It is Rattatoon Thursday albeit it should be Wednesday! Oh my ...

    This Halloween, Frontier put a bobblehat for sale for Elite: Dangerous spaceships that is a Rat ... no, wait .... it has wings ...

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  • Oxygen-depleted, Blink 4

    This is the fourth and last part of CMDR Flynzilla's Oxygen-depleted Rat Story. Read it from the start here.

    Ratmama’s squeak still makes me jump like a junior rat, RATSIGNAL: CMDR atomicweeasel – System Col 1456 Sector JY-D A 14-1 – O2 OK case #6

    Patting the side of the Commander's chair and to no one in particular “Righto girl, let”s go to work”

    “Navcomp input Col 1456 Sector JY-D A 14-1 plot course” The computer beeped its result, glancing down to the navcomp to see 4 Jumps on the screen. Nope, no way “Navcomp clear route, replot” This time I watched the navcomp do the plots. “Beep” Well. I’ll be jiggered.

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