Whipped Cream

Author : Thomas Desrochers Ellie's leg was broken. They couldn't run any more. Andre gently eased her up against a grimy brick wall, trying to ignore the grimace of pain cracking across her porcelain face. “It's going to be alright, love,” he whispered. “It's going to be ...

Piñata

Author : Daniel M. Bensen Flaming debris rained over Warsaw. "We got another one," Specialist first rank Donaldson sat back in his chair and sighed happily at the red fireball against the blue sky. "Its over non-US territory, but we shot it before the Russians, so we'll get ...

Comeback

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer The pins and needles stopped caressing her body. Her muscles twitched to life as she took her first gasping steps out of the cryotube and lit a cigarette from the pack beside her clothes. She tossed back the two whiskey shots provided by ...

Union Blues

Author : Steve Smith, Staff Writer "That suit's not safe on my dock," the voice boomed across the row of vacant lifter pads to the mezzanine, "who gave you clearance to come out here?" Horik's visor was up, the bulky exo-suit exaggerating his movements as he marched across ...

Anchoring Shot

Author : Ian Hill, of 14 The crimson clothed hunter stood leaning against a large boulder smoking a cigar lazily, his pointed brown fedora angled towards the ground to ward off any unnecessary light. His outfit was a mismatched black and red military formal with large collars ...

Make a Dog Mean

Author : Jason Frank Breikf was heading back with a fresh beer and he looked over where they had the lead space man all trussed up so anybody wanted could get a kick in. Everybody got in a bunch, looked like. Breikf sure had, but just then something in the cool of the evening ...

Shore Leave

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer Shore leave at last! Ensign Pull Crimson was wide-eyed as he made his way through the dirty bustling streets of Port Tidaria. Thousands of aliens, both humanoid and otherwise shaped, filed past the endless teahouses, massage parlors and ...

Dispatch Runner

Author : Bob Newbell A thin cloud of red dust trailed behind Orton's motorcycle. I'm running out of time, he thought to himself as he rode across Cydonia Mensae. The temperature was already down to -40 degrees Celsius and continued steadily dropping. The sun would be setting ...

Condemned to Repeat History

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer Shortly after 13:30 on 11 April 2112, the HMTS Temporal Voyager left Roches Point in Ireland. Its mission: to resolve some unanswered questions concerning the sinking of the RMS Titanic. “Time flows like a river,” lectured Dr. ...

Dots in the Sky

Author : Drew Dunlap My phone would vibrate approximately every fifteen to twenty minutes. “Hey bro, there’s a celestial event going on,” said a friend. “Can you see it from your place?” asked another. “Heaven’s Veil is tonight!!!!!!!” buzzed a text. You get the ...

The Space Fold Drive

Author : Bob Newbell Dr. José Zhang gently rotated an 800 credit bottle of champagne in a bucket of ice. The price of champagne had skyrocketed in the last several weeks in anticipation of the completion of Project Hermes. Zhang's colleague, Dr. Ian Bartlett, looked at the ...

Face Down in Wonderland

Author : Julian Miles, Staff Writer I’m splayed in the waterlogged grass, covered in mud and blood as the screams stop behind me. The white rabbit lied to us; I knew we should have stomped its furry ass. That damn Jabberwock has way too many sharp bits, the attitude of a ...

Grey Ghost

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer The grey ghost of no-longer-used subway tunnels echoed with heavy footsteps. Eyes the colour of brake lights swept the halls for any signs of intelligent life. The civilization that lived here was long gone. The metal creature walking ...

Mobile Threat

Author : Clint Wilson, Staff Writer The grand patriarch, Thoxphall The 19th stood in his familiar spot, perched on the cliff’s edge overlooking the thousands of members of his kingdom. Off to the side the tight cluster of his offspring served as advisors while they stood in ...

Misconceptions

Author : Greg Lowry Waving his antennae in amused confusion, the Commander responded, "That is a preposterous demand. I don't know where you strange, primitive humans got that ship, but my task force has you outnumbered both qualitatively and quantitatively. Our scientists ...

The Device

Author : Keigan Ewing It was too good to be true. As Sonny hovered above the city, all but weightless, he couldn?t believe such technology existed. The feeling was indescribable. He marvelled at the device, humbly glowing in his palm as it worked its magic. Magic. That?s ...

Hope

Author : Suzanne Borchers Edwin studied the soft-fleshed android beside him on the laboratory bed. Fred had the same plug-in cables as himself, same size arms, legs, head and torso. What made Fred better? Was it his flesh colored appendages, his manipulative facial features, and ...

Be Careful What you Ask For

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer “It was one hundred years ago today, on April 6, 1992,” stated Joshua Noyle, “that one of the greatest minds in the history of mankind passed away.” “And who might that be?” inquired Tom Vittna, although to be honest, he didn’t really ...

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