Darkwave: Edge of the Storm

Synopsis: One hundred years from now, Starlight crystals enable faster than light travel. But a terrible phenomenon called the DARKWAVE inexplicably damages the crystals, leaving millions stranded across the galaxy. Twenty years later and it is a desperate and frightening place ruled by an oppressive authority under martial law. On a distant planet, a young family is escaping capture in a stolen military truck. David, Sarah and their young son Ben, stumble across a burning outpost. Tired, hungry and risking capture, they are forced to stop and search for supplies, only to discover a live Starlight crystal - too dangerous even to touch. As they search for supplies, a deafening noise of an approaching ship forces them to race back to the truck and escape only to find their Son missing. As the ominous bird shaped fighter hovers over them, The Ministry's reason for pursuing them is spectacularly revealed.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Short
24 min

Wait I have a,

I mean...

...you have a grandson.


What? No.

Ben, come here say hello to Granddad.

Hehe. No, I'm driving.

Ben, come on!



- It's Okay, sweetheart.

- I want you to see him.

Sarah, it's alright.

I miss you.

Where are you?

Same place, same system, sweetheart.

How is that possible?

I mean, after all this time?

The galaxy is a big place even

when we had the crystals.

We reckon that were drifting

at about 30,000 miles per second.

The closest planet is still

over 60 years away.

We're going nowhere.

Oh, dad...

I'm just grateful that

we're on a supply ship.

There's lots of people

far worse off than we are out there.


you tied the knot with Peter?




You mean that science geek

from next door?

Dad, he's a good man.

Yeah, I know.

To be honest,

with all the that's happened...

...you picked the right one.

That's odd,

what the hell was that?

Dad, you're breaking up.

I'm sorry sweetheart,

there's a stellar flare...

...building up here

playing havoc with our coms.

No, don't go.

Mommy, who's that?

- Say hi to granddad.

- Hi, granddad.

Hi there, sport.

He has your eyes.

Your smile...

He's special...

...you know, like

Like you were.

Yes, but stronger.

That's why we're running.

The Ministry...

Do they know?

We're not taking any chances.

We stole this truck and

haven't stop moving since...

Now listen to me Sarah.

While I was out listening for you.

I picked up other stuff.

Things are changing.

The Ministry is losing its grip.

It's just rumors, but it's hope.

The best thing for you to do is

to keep safe and keep Ben safe.

He can be more important than ever.

I know.

I know. We will.

I'm sorry, sweetheart.

No, wait!

I gotta go.

Don't leave me.

Say hello to David for me.

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Sue Morris

Sue Morris (born 30 May 1958) is a New Zealand former cricketer. She played eight Women's One Day International matches for the New Zealand women's national cricket team. She was part of New Zealand's squad for the 1988 Women's Cricket World Cup. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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