You Never Forget Your First Jammer

Author: Bryan Pastor Arnett heard the commotion approaching, so he was ready when it suddenly stopped right outside his door. “What is it?” he asked in a sing-song voice, chuckling to himself. This was a first time in a while that he had not been in a bad mood. Things were ...

Universal Convergence

Author: Hari Navarro, Staff Writer Frances Bone lays on her bed. Her stomach hurts as she constricts and her fingernails dig in as she pulls herself ever tighter into herself. Tight as a fern fronds suffocating spiral and like it she will become a fist, balled and bristling ...

Maglin’s Scribe

Author: Chris Hobson On the day of Bard Maglin’s retirement, his scribe made a stunning request. “Your secret manuscript,” he uttered as his master approached the punch bowl. “Where is it?” Maglin flashed a vacant smile. Pouring himself a drink, he returned to his ...

Fired Man

Author: Chris Hobson George was the company's fired man. Every chain had one, and George was Talljeef's. It worked like this: a customer would grow irate about a mixup with their groceries, eyes even with their shoulders. Unappeased by the offer of store credit or vouchers, ...

Ten Candles

Author: Hari Navarro, Staff Writer “For a long time, people wondered just what the first-ever crime committed in the Martian Colonies was going to be. The first murder. The first rape. The first vicious assault. The first deletion of a child’s innocence. For a long time, ...

In Splendour Betrayed

Author: Julian Miles, Staff Writer The room is dimly lit by four great fireplaces, each set at cardinal points. Outside the tall lattice windows, a storm howls, its keening baffled by noise suppressors embedded in the windowsills. Inside, the room resounds to someone ...

Coffee with Steve

Author: Mike McMaster “What the hell is this?” Sarah shouted. “Get back over here and clean this mess up!” The robot, ST3V3-01, continued to glide away slowly across the workshop. Spilled coffee dripped into the growing puddle on the floor, mixing with the shards of two ...

Dance of the Cosmos

Author: Glenn Leung The hive mind of Humanity had seen the dance of the Cosmos. When looked at by individual human minds, they would mean nothing. When seen all at once by five trillion pairs of eyes spanning a hundred thousand lightyears, connected by an immortal ...

Car Talk

Author: Carl Perrin These new cars are really something. They not only drive themselves, but they can talk with the driver. I bought a new Lexus last month. It communicates with the health app on my iPhone so it can read my blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and ...

Glimmers

Author: Jessica Brook Johnson I saw things in the night sky my neighbors did not. Glimmers of iridescent light against the backdrop of stars. I think it was because of what happened to me during the blackouts. Every time I blacked out, I woke up different somehow. A ...

Revision

Author: Olivia Black, Staff Writer >> Breathe in. >> Relax. >> Breathe out. >> Open your eyes. The streets are on fire. Glass shatters. The dull roar of flames echoes as they consume twisted, hulking wrecks of buildings and vehicles. This has ...

The Other Side of the Storm

Author: Hari Navarro, Staff Writer I’m not sure who told me that the gates were to be stormed. I mean, for years now we’ve all, I guess, contemplated it. It’s only natural to want to know, you know? They’re mysterious and controlled and bound in a swath of secrecy, and such ...

Ghostless Machines

Author: Julian Miles, Staff Writer The new group are wide-eyed. It’s ironic that the most alien things we’ve ever encountered were originally made by us. However, while humans and their creations have come a long way, only the creations have evolved. I learnt from them ...

Machine Learning

Author: A.M. Miles The artificial intelligence called Capsaicin is an eight-foot tall tower of star-steel that leaps through the dust-filled air in perfect grand jetes, their legs parallel to the ground, their arms flying to their sides like wings ready to take them to the ...

…Long Live the King

Author: Palmer Caine Something knocked on the window. I saw its form in the mirror, but no detail. Before I spoke it slid open the door and landed on the back seat. I watched it in the rear view mirror, trying to find a comfortable spot. “Where ya off too?” I asked once ...

Significant Moments in History

Author: Bryce Matthews One day, inexplicably, Henry Jacobs began to travel through time. He wasn't sure why. Henry was only nineteen and had accomplished an extraordinarily small amount of things in that time. Why didn't this happen to a scientist, a historian, or even ...

Nothing to Get Hung About

Author: Ken Carlson “It’s just outer space,” said Mrs. Evans. “So what?” The boy could hardly contain himself. “So what…” said Tommy Phipps, her most curious 7th-grade student. He paced before her desk. The prescription sunglasses he wore to school, the ones that masked ...

The Time Ship of Theseus

Author: Glenn Leung I am Amara Theseus, Captain of the Battle Starship Atoma. I have recently taken over command from the previous Captain and my mother, Laura Theseus. Our great ship has led the people of the Kuiper Federation to countless victories against the imperialist ...

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