In the previous two posts, you will have found content of interest to Science Fiction writers: Rogue objects (asteroids, planets, and even stars) and the Earth’s Tilt. These Scientific topics are meant as fuel for fine science fiction writing.

Below you will find the beginning of a collaborative writing project along these general lines.

If you choose to contribute, we will fill in the missing aspects of the story: the year of the story, a character or characters, the kind of Rogue that passes by, how close it comes, how much our climate and seasons are to be altered, and was the Rogue inhabited, or is it still inhabited.

I see myself as one contributor among equals, and I pledge my share of the millions this story will eventually receive back to the group to be distributed as the group sees fit.

Below, you will find a tentative first few paragraphs!

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Chalk up your stick and set the balls in motion. But first go outside and look up at the night sky. Imagine all those specks of light as billiard balls on a billiard table but not the two-dimensional table on which you shoot pool, a table of at least three dimensions, very possibly many more.

Less than a minute after your break shot, all the balls appear to stop moving. But do they really? From our perspective, the lights in the sky don’t appear to be moving either, but I can assure you they are, moving in gravitational patterns or tracing a solitary and independent streak. Often, they run into each other. The universe in which we live is rife with cosmic collisions but there are no bumpers to keep the balls from flying off the table.

We experienced the first near miss in …….