Reaver Attack! Areil News Bulletin
Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Here's what I submitted for the contest. Bear in mind I am NOT a writer.


Ariel News:

Today’s breaking story:

The remains of what was once the Intersun Intergalactic Passenger Liner was discovered by an independent Firefly class cargo ship. While there were no survivors, among the personal effects recovered by the crew of the cargo ship, was a recording made by a local reporter. Be warned that the following recording has not been screened. Remember, this exclusive recording is brought to you by your friends... The Ariel News.

“*static* *whispered voice* Hello? I hope someone finds this... I hope someone finds me...*sob* uummm....ok...pull it together...the world has to know...THEY exist!! Reavers are real!!They took this ship during night cycle. What woke me wasn’t noise; it was the complete and utter lack of. It was like waking in a tomb. No light, no sound only the smell of decay. At first I wasn’t sure whether I was dreaming or awake. Sound slowly came back, but what I heard was no more comforting. When I opened the door, the flickering emergency lights in the hallway were no improvement over the dark. I ventured out into the hallway to see if any of the other passengers knew what was happening...damn reporters instinct is gonna get me killed! I tried a few doors but they were locked and there was no answer to my calls. The noises were unsettling... scurrying, scratching, crashes and screams in the distance. But what was the most unsettling was the occasional high pitched maniacal laughter. It didn’t sound human...almost animal. The fourth door I tried was unlocked but only slid halfway open. The smell hit me like a sledgehammer. It was as dark in there as it was in my cabin. I could hear what sounded like wet burlap ripping and some shuffling. What I saw next will haunt me for the rest of my days... a childhood nightmare come to life... a walking human jigsaw puzzle straight out of hell turned and looked at me, eyes glowing. I was frozen to the spot. The laughter broke the trance. I hit the close button and ran for my life. I heard a heavy crash behind me, but apparently the door held, for now, and I wasn’t looking back to see. So here I am, locked in my room, hiding like a child in my closet. Please somebody help me....wait...what’s that...*shuffling and scratching* *hoarse whisper*...The door’s opening...the light!! Thank god you’re here Captain!! Captain?Please stop shining the light in my eyes…*sound of flashlight falling to the floor* Captain?? Come closer to the light please...OH LORD IN HEAVEN!!! *Piercing scream diminishing to a gurgle*”

Dear God!Cut to music!!! NOW!!! And who let these guys in??

Now is not a good time, I don’t care what you’re selling.

Cut to music now Gorramit!! Blue gloves boys?? I already had that examination. Go sell crazy somewhere else. If you haven't just heard...I've had crazy up to my eyeballs today. Now GET OUT of my booth!!

Strong silent types eh? For the last time, will somebody get these goofs and their little flashlight thingy outta my booth!!



Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:29 AM



.....Shiny! That was a refreshing story!Very creepy and atmospheric. Loved it!

Also, I loved the twist at the end of the story too. Clever stuff!

Well done Safe. Xie-xie for sharing!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:57 AM


like the human jigsaw description, v. reaver-like

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:57 AM


See, Cosmic,I told you you'd like it.

Very good Safe. Creeeeeeeeepy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:54 AM


Safe, you're scaring me. I love it. Keep this blood-red-shiny coming.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 12:36 PM


Nice, I like it :) Kinda like Blair Reaver Project or some such ;)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:10 PM


Reavers. Aren't they a funny bunch? Damn near sidesplitting. Or headsplitting. Or...

I think I'll go play with my dragon.

Congratulations, Safe, you've written your first fanfic. The Rod of Geekdom is yours!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 6:08 PM


Well i've read this twice and i'm still loving it, reaver fics are far and few between and this is one of the best.


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Reaver Attack! Areil News Bulletin
Here's what I submitted for the contest. Bear in mind I am NOT a writer.