Suriel

Author : Jae Miles, Staff Writer The problem with early FTL journeys was the failure rate. Just like the first elevators, the disappearances were hidden from the public to prevent the rejection of the innovation. It was the mid twenty-second century before better…

read more

It's The Little Things

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer I sat there pondering my sorry lot in life, wondering aloud, in a slurry voice, as I sloshed my glass of merlot around, “Why have I befallen such, hic! …circumstances? I don’t deserve this, sniff! All I want to do is give Tommy a…

read more

Pan-Galactic Travel Agency

Author : Desmond Hussey, featured writer “You the new guy?” A massive Velorian Lobster asks me, a clawed hand over his head mic as I stand in the doorway of the busy office. There’s a muffled squawking coming from his headphones. I catch the hawkish profile of an…

read more

Intoki

Author : Helstrom “Do you like them?” The voice snapped me out of my concentration. Things reverberated in my head. I turned it right and saw nothing. “Who said that?” “I did.” My eyes pivoted down and found a small girl looking up at me. “Oh. Hello. What?” “Do you…

read more

Time Cop

Author : Bob Newbell It seems like it was only yesterday when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. From my perspective, of course, it literally was yesterday. July 20, 1969. But it shouldn’t have happened then. It was April 18, 1966 when Alan Shepard, not Neil…

read more

It's Rude to Talk About Religion

Author : Kevin Crisp The segutar’s primary “facial” orifice oozed with puss and gurgled as it laboriously produced sounds that be interpreted by the translator unit. “We have some additional questions for you, Mr. Anderson. Many of your earthly artifacts and customs…

read more

Up In Arms

Author : Desmond Hussey, featured writer “Not a single shot was fired during the Centauri Conquest.” General Kark says, stirring his cold narth-noodle soup. “Little known fact. They just rolled over as soon as our battle cruisers broke atmosphere. Signed the treaty…

read more

Damn Kids

Author : Roi R. Cechvala, Alumnus Graham Banyon was enjoying a television retrospective, “2012: The Mayans Were Right and Other Crackpot Beliefs”, when a tremendous explosion rocked the house. “Damn kids,” he muttered. With a weary sigh he rose from his chair and…

read more

Tariff

Author : Jae Miles, Staff Writer The Neosatian hits me at the base of my spine so hard that I flip over backwards and land heavily, knocking the wind from me. By the time I get my breath, I cannot breathe properly because it’s sitting on me, front paws on my…

read more

Grampa's Stories

Author : Desmond Hussey, featured writer The red ball ricochets down the corridor before careening off a table leg into the kitchen. A trio of giggling children is in hot pursuit, but when the ball rolls silently across the kitchen floor and slips through the slim gap…

read more

Seven Days

Author : T. Gene Davis “Next up: the calendar,” droned the chairman over every speaker surface in the colonial ship. Sam yawned. “Excuse me,” she said though a second yawn that pushed its way past the first unfinished yawn. “Doesn’t get more exciting than this,” Rod…

read more

Nano Chevall

Author : Morrow Brady Like unfolding origami, my plan emerged making me swiftly forget what disappointed me in the first place. Then it came back. The glowing gold logo of my local planning department told me this email was pre-approved permission for my neighbour to…

read more

The Game of Life

Author : Desmond Hussey, featured writer The cavernous chamber of the Galaxy Arcade is filled with phantasmagorical colors, super-nova bright and a deafening riot of beeps, blips and core shuddering rumbles. Most of the games – “6th Dimension”, “Quantum Exchange”,…

read more

Bath

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer There was one thing I missed more than anything else when I was planetside. A zero-g bath. I’d think back. I’d remember turning the taps on and seeing the water spill out in braids of steaming hot water, glittering in the light….

read more

Lonely Planet

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer I wander the jungle alone as always. Ducking beneath thick vines and scrambling over massive fallen logs, some stories high. I do as always. I explore and I record. Earlier today a beast of which I have no file approached me. It was…

read more

Caveat Ereptor

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer As far as pirates went, Jack Hoorn was not the brightest star in the constellation. To be sure, what he lacked in reason and forethought, he made up for with guile and spontaneity. Even as he presented his stolen security…

read more

Wake-up Call

Author : Desmond Hussey, featured writer I hate psychologists with a passion, but when I saw the ad requesting lucid dreamers for research into the origin of dreams, I couldn’t resist. Besides, they’re offering stipends and I need the cash. I stub out my cigarette and…

read more

Adaptation

Author : Bob Newbell “This time we’re done for. This is finally the end, I think,” said Triana. Of course, she didn’t really “say” anything. She communicated her thoughts to her husband, Loret, by modulating the zero-point energy that comprised her being. “You say…

read more

Random Story :

  • Physics Minor

    Author : Gray Blix “The universe is holographic? Surely you’re …
%d bloggers like this: