by Minty Chinchilla
Light filled the sails, illuminating the panels in the fabric and sending energy through the masts and into the engine room below deck. The generator rumbled as it prepared the solar energy for the thrusters at the aft end of the ship. A slender brunet stood at the helm, steering the galleon as it floated up through the Etherium. Green eyes pierced the darkness that pervaded space, reflecting specks of light from the space port the ship had just left. The ports home planet was dark as it rotated away from its star, the purples and browns of the surface dulling as night fell on that side of the planet. The helmsman adjusted the ships bearing and nodded at a large red creature, who yelled down into the engine room. Moments later, the thrusters roared to life with a blue flame and the planet vanished from sight.
The ship passed through empty space, devoid of everythin