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Aestas ¤ The Yellow Balloon

On the floating city of Aestas soaring above the clouds of Venus, Lilit Sarkisian defends her homeland from those determined to take it from her.

By J.P. PragPublished 26 days ago 3 min read
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As humanity begins to tame the stars above, at what point do a group of colonists turn into a unique, indigenous people who will band together to protect their homeland... no matter what?

Lilit Sarkisian was an average young woman who made a living welcoming new immigrants to the floating city of Aestas, soaring high above the clouds on Venus. Then, one day, she met her new clients Ahmad Al Zaheri and Durojaiye Yakubu. From that moment onward, her life irreparably changed and forever altered the course of the place she had always known as home. Somehow, these two became her best friends in the whole universe, and her most loyal coconspirators.

Aestas appeared to be a successful colony, much more so than places like Mars where terraforming had ultimately failed. Yet the powers-that-be, both on Venus and Earth, refused to do anything to alleviate the pressures caused by its exploding population. To fully resolve these issues, Lilit found herself evolving from an unknown civil servant to the leader of a revolution to a dangerous interplanetary symbol. Her story did not end there, though, nor did the machinations of those who had other plans for her birthplace.

With the help of her most trustworthy companions Ahmad and Durojaiye, was Lilit able to save the irreplaceable Venusian society from forces far more powerful than her?

Aestas ¤ The Yellow Balloon

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On the floating city of Aestas soaring above the clouds of Venus, Lilit Sarkisian defends her homeland from those determined to take it from her.

:: VENUSIAN GUIDEBOOK

A FUTURE INTERLUDE

  • INTERLUDE 05 :: VENUSIAN GUIDEBOOK
  • INTERLUDE 04 :: YEAR 06 | JANUARY
  • INTERLUDE 03 :: YEAR 06 | JANUARY
  • INTERLUDE 02 :: YEAR 06 | JANUARY
  • INTERLUDE 01 :: YEAR 06 | JANUARY

FROM NAMELESS TO RIGHTEOUS

  • CHAPTER 01 :: YEAR 01 | JANUARY
  • CHAPTER 02 :: YEAR 01 | JANUARY
  • CHAPTER 03 :: YEAR 01 | JANUARY
  • CHAPTER 04 :: YEAR 01 | JANUARY
  • CHAPTER 05 :: YEAR 01 | MAY
  • CHAPTER 06 :: YEAR 01 | MAY
  • CHAPTER 07 :: YEAR 01 | MAY
  • CHAPTER 08 :: YEAR 01 | MAY
  • CHAPTER 09 :: YEAR 01 | MAY
  • FROM RIGHTEOUS TO SYMBOL

  • CHAPTER 10 :: YEAR 02 | JANUARY
  • CHAPTER 11 :: YEAR 02 | JANUARY
  • CHAPTER 12 :: YEAR 02 | FEBRUARY
  • CHAPTER 13 :: YEAR 02 | APRIL
  • CHAPTER 14 :: YEAR 02 | APRIL
  • CHAPTER 15 :: YEAR 02 | AUGUST
  • CHAPTER 16 :: YEAR 02 | AUGUST
  • CHAPTER 17 :: YEAR 02 | AUGUST
  • CHAPTER 18 :: YEAR 02 | AUGUST

FROM SYMBOL TO LEADER

  • CHAPTER 19 :: YEAR 02 | OCTOBER
  • CHAPTER 20 :: YEAR 02 | DECEMBER
  • CHAPTER 21 :: YEAR 03 | JUNE
  • CHAPTER 22 :: YEAR 03 | JUNE
  • CHAPTER 23 :: YEAR 03 | AUGUST
  • CHAPTER 24 :: YEAR 03 | AUGUST
  • CHAPTER 25 :: YEAR 03 | NOVEMBER
  • CHAPTER 26 :: YEAR 03 | NOVEMBER
  • CHAPTER 27 :: YEAR 03 | DECEMBER
  • CHAPTER 28 :: YEAR 04 | JANUARY
  • FROM LEADER TO MONARCH

  • CHAPTER 29 :: YEAR 04 | MAY
  • CHAPTER 30 :: YEAR 04 | MAY
  • CHAPTER 31 :: YEAR 04 | NOVEMBER
  • CHAPTER 32 :: YEAR 04 | DECEMBER
  • CHAPTER 33 :: YEAR 05 | JANUARY
  • CHAPTER 34 :: YEAR 05 | JANUARY
  • CHAPTER 35 :: YEAR 05 | JANUARY
  • CHAPTER 36 :: YEAR 05 | NOVEMBER
  • CHAPTER 37 :: YEAR 05 | NOVEMBER
  • CHAPTER 38 :: YEAR 06 | JANUARY
  • FROM MONARCH TO DEITY

  • CHAPTER 39 :: YEAR 06 | JULY
  • CHAPTER 40 :: YEAR 06 | JULY
  • CHAPTER 41 :: YEAR 07 | JUNE
  • CHAPTER 42 :: YEAR 07 | JUNE
  • CHAPTER 43 :: YEAR 11 | JUNE
  • CHAPTER 44 :: YEAR 11 | JUNE
  • CHAPTER 45 :: YEAR 11 | JUNE
  • CHAPTER 46 :: YEAR 11 | DECEMBER
  • CHAPTER 47 :: YEAR 11 | DECEMBER
  • CHAPTER 48 :: YEAR 11 | DECEMBER
  • WHERE TO FROM HERE?

  • CHAPTER 49 :: YEAR 12 | DECEMBER
  • CHAPTER 50 :: YEAR 12 | DECEMBER
  • CHAPTER 51 :: YEAR 13 | AUGUST
  • CHAPTER 52 :: YEAR 13 | AUGUST
  • CHAPTER 53 :: YEAR 13 | AUGUST
  • LESSONS OF THE PAST

  • EPILOGUE :: MUCH, MUCH LATER
  • NOTES FROM THE AUTHOR
  • ADDITIONAL READING
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • VERSION HISTORY
  • COPYRIGHTS AND DISCLAIMERS

Additional Reading

Aestas ¤ The Yellow Balloon is a work of mixed fiction and nonfiction elements. With the fiction elements, any names, characters, places, events, and incidents that bear any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental. For the nonfiction elements, no names have been changed, no characters invented, no events fabricated except for hypothetical situations.

Learn more about author J.P. Prag at www.jpprag.com.

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J.P. Prag

J.P. Prag is the author of "Aestas ¤ The Yellow Balloon", "Compendium of Humanity's End", "254 Days to Impeachment", "Always Divided, Never United", "New & Improved: The United States of America", and more! Learn more at www.jpprag.com.

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  • Flamance @ lit.25 days ago

    Awesome story I like it congratulations 🎉🎉

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