The Breeze From Beyond

Author : Jae Miles, Staff Writer They put me in a mansuit again. I objected until the Hnth decreed and I had to comply. Then to my surprise, they acted upon the other half of my request. The Krntch dropped me on a beach. I stood there, watching men of both genders…

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Love Beatrice

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer Time travel has always been possible. We’ve been doing it for centuries. Even the most archaic craft in our earliest space faring ventures used to bring back brave voyagers aged a fraction of a second younger than they would have…

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Lost and Found

Author : Jay Knioum, Featured Writer He thought he heard crows. When he found the noise, it was just a loose telephone cable blowing against the remains of a wire fence. Crows wouldn’t have survived. Crows built nests, not bomb shelters. “Ramon? Hey Ray!” “Yeah. You…

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Conflicted

Author : Desmond Hussey, Staff Writer “Who am I?” Karen asked the reflection in her bathroom mirror. For years now she couldn’t shake the feeling that the face looking back at her was somehow alien, not really a part of her. As usual, the unspoken response was…

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Birth

Author : Matthew Allen A mechanical appendage lifts away from her, its claws curling back as it settles next to the table she is lying on. “And breathe.” Her diaphragm tightens and the pressure in her lungs drops, dragging warm air in from outside. It feels…

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Genesis

Author : Robert Spencer When Dr. Fassenbiender both stepped out of the capsules, it took them half a second to realise who was Dr. Fassenbiender and who was not. And so, in a small laboratory at the back of the Centre for Untested Technologies (or the “Creators of…

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Life Sentence

Author : Nigel G. Mitchell Detective Laura Harman fingered the small device in her pocket as she looked down at the frail old man lying in the bed before her. It took everything she had to keep from wrapping her fingers around that thin and slender neck, and snapping…

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Box Medical

Author : Morrow Brady ABOUT Congratulations for considering Box Medical for your healthcare needs. Box Medical are proud to bring an efficient, cost neutral, recovery and treatment service, to meet the needs of all citizens. This info-page explains the origins of Box…

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Is My Friend

Author : Jae Miles, Staff Writer There is smoke coming from my tear ducts. The cause of that is the same as the one that is causing my brain to feel too big for my cranium and is also making the nerves in every tooth throb. Sickening pain in heartbeat-synchronised…

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Carrier Lost

Author : Jay Knioum, Featured Writer Yellow emergency lights make Chrys look like an elf as she gazes up at them, her eyes flashing with reflections. “Shut that shit off.” My voice is robotic. Still not used to it. Merlin’s already at the panel, jacked in through the…

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Sufficiently Advanced Technology

Author : David Botticello Deep in the heart of the jungle, Mark waited. The party had approached her position with seemingly endless fortitude; rafting rivers, rappelling cliffs, and wading through the darkest mires of Boudicca III’s surface. Renewed energy seemed to…

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Time Was

Author : Roger Dale Trexler He opened the door. He stood there a moment before he turned on the light. On the far wall, opposite the door, he saw the picture of Jane Russell. He stepped into the room, and placed the bag and the roses on the bed. The bag was heavy, and…

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Yes Fever

Author : Jedd Cole There are a million people in this city, and none of them speak the same language. They are passing through to distant parts, nodding their heads to the immigration officers and their berets. They are carrying their passports in the numb fingers of…

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Snapshot

Author : Deirdre Coles The key is, you never take anything from really rich people. They’re paranoid, and they often have their own kinds of security. It’s much better, usually, to aim lower. Jackson had gotten four decent cameras from the wedding of anxious, pregnant…

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First Contact

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer I have successfully synchronized myself with this system’s most evolved planet. As my physical form materializes in the nitrogen rich atmosphere I zero in on an artificially constructed dwelling. It is full of crude technology….

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Industrial Lies

Author : Jae Miles, Staff Writer It took me twenty years. I mortgaged everything I had, including family, friends and the love of my life. But G-Nano was worth it. A revolutionary method where leading-edge technology would restore the Earth’s damaged biosphere as a…

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Ink

Author : Jay Knioum, Featured Writer I’m wearing your hand from my neck. I spent a week drying it out, preserving it, taking care that the tattoo was still visible. Once I was convinced that it didn’t stink, I threaded the zip-tie through the wrist, hung it over my…

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GIFbaby

Author : R. Daniel Lester The call came out of the clear blue. From the suburbs, beyond the gates. A woman, speaking in a whisper, said, I’ve heard you help. Can you help? He said, No guarantees. She said, Get my daughter before she really hurts herself. Corner of…

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