A Happy Birthday

Est. Read Time: 7 min In the La Perouse Peoples Square everything was prepared for this Years festivities. The LN was displaying a new Anti-Meteor Railgun. People where gathering around it to study its technical specifications. It was based on ancient technology, built down to cost, impressive...

Hounds in Santorini

Est. Read Time: 19 min I drop my pencil and it rolls under the frame of my bed. I reach under and feel around. The gap between the floor and the frame is too small to see under without me having to bend down and put my...

Chess th’ Fisherm’n

Est. Read Time: 7 min In the latter half o’ 1876, year o’ Gordon’s lunar ‘clipse, a feller by th’ name o’ Chess lost it some. Chess lived by the river, in a nice cottage with his wife ‘nd two sons. Years b’fore meetin’ ‘is wife he...

Sally’s Journal

Est. Read Time: 7 min My time with the Wyldguard has proven interesting to say the least, it is a wonder to have proper parchment to write on again. While I was imprisoned by them for justifiable reasons, I took to composing and chronicling even though I...

Evolution

Est. Read Time: 7 min Once you make it past the guard tower, a security crash job is really pretty easy. It all comes down to the wearable tech being good enough, hot enough, to defeat the passive AI grid (hot in the sense of stolen, as...

Lost in Jules Verne

Est. Read Time: 26 min “..and with that we come to you Yora. Jules Verne is running low. You know the drill.” My Supervisor told me, wrapping up todays Meeting at Reactor Block B. “Seriously? This will take a whole day. Why me? Cant we send a...

Somnium

Est. Read Time: 5 min I wake up to find myself in a strange alley. The walls seem to be made of brick, but their blue, and seem to illuminate themselves. The graffiti on the walls depict strange symbols that seem like they change shape and color...

Her Moon

Est. Read Time: 19 min She just cant be contained. No matter what I say, do, or think. At the end it is her Will Be Done after all. And a biblic connotation isn’t really that much of an exaggeration considering how much she fascinates, inspires, ruines...

The Griffon

Est. Read Time: 14 min When Ella got back from riding her bicycle, Billy was in his room, sobbing. She opened the door and peered in. The room was dim, Billy was shirtless, curled on his bed and facing the wall, fresh red welts over older, paler...

Hunters of Maverick

Est. Read Time: 23 min “Are you aware of who you are? If so, please state your full name,” began the investigator, having just pressed the red recording button on his tape recorder. The film in the cassette whirred quietly in the background. “My name is Elena...

Let’s Start Over

Est. Read Time: 6 min Sue gently held John’s hand as he nervously scratched the back of his neck. The two of them had been sitting in a bright, sterile room for what seemed like an eternity waiting for Doctor Raymond to discuss the analysis of the...

The Ritual of Leviticai

Est. Read Time: 4 min Seldon Vermanth marched in time with the rest of the One Thousand Chosen. They marched in five tight lines down the long path leading to the Great Arch, a group of drummers keeping time behind them. On either side of the path,...

Losing

Est. Read Time: 11 min I would appreciate any advice, notes, comments ect. I am a very amateur writer working on autobiographical fiction collection of stories. I don’t need up-votes. I just want a little help. Yes, I know my sentence structure, grammar the such sucks. I’m...

ERS 176-0505/013

Est. Read Time: 7 min The automated checklist only found two issues. Remarkably few for a transport of this age. The backup starboard data bus had a connection issue and one of the xenon tanks is losing some pressure again. Nothing too serious. It‘d be enough for...

A World of Glitter and Nonsense

Est. Read Time: 6 min She stared into a cup full of cold, milky-white liquid, a hazy reflection of her own face looking up at her with disinterest. Finally lifting the cup to her mouth, she closed her eyes as a streak of sweet, citric goo slushed...

The Protein Shake

Est. Read Time: 5 min The Protein Shake “I take the hydrolysed whey protein. The partially pre-digested type,” he said. “Because you can’t compromise on this stuff, especially when it’s all too easy to fill your body with food that’s not natural or interfered with,” Pre-digested? That...

Born Under a Bad Sign

Est. Read Time: 12 min It was a little before three am when I crossed the border into South Dakota. But I could already hear the lights and sirens in the distance. “You have got to be kidding me.” I knew I must have been speeding, and...

Cheated

Est. Read Time: 5 min Winslow had been having a rough week in school, from falling asleep to troublesome grades. He wasn’t doing so well at home either. His parents had not noticed their son’s grades due to their constant fighting as of late. Normally his father...

Flight of the Dandelion

Est. Read Time: 4 min In 2037, the people of the Earth knew that the end was near. At least they had a short warning to prepare for the inevitable. A massive, unknown comet was detected at the edge of the solar system on a deadly, unwavering...

On the City Walls

Est. Read Time: 5 min He was a captain of the guard. He held his pike in his hand. They had defended the walls of the city for a thousand days. With his men he guarded his ruler and the people within. Dawn was breaking. The invaders...

Ok Maggy

Est. Read Time: 16 min “SHIIIITTT! TRISH GET IN HERE!” yells Mr. Ratcliff Trish barges in the office door and surveys the scene with a practiced calm. Thomas Ratcliff, her boss for the past four years, is frustratingly sopping up steaming hot coffee from his office bar...

Call My Name

Est. Read Time: 5 min Call my name. Call my name, he repeated. And again, and again, and again, non-stop. Call my name. The atmosphere was dark and dense, my head weighed heavily, I could lift it if I really tried, but my neck was in so...

Persona 9

Est. Read Time: 23 min Beyond the large showroom windows of Asimov Robotics, the world lay obscured by the pouring rain. Crowds of people hurried up and down the boulevard amidst the towering building in lumbering masses of raincoats umbrellas. Cars shot across the sky overhead in...

Host

Est. Read Time: 6 min “So, how exactly does this thing work?”; The reporter asked. While his cameraman focused his lens on the subject of the news story, the producer pantomimed off-camera for Richard to ask more informative questions. He nodded back that he understood. “We use...

Off the Grid

Est. Read Time: 11 min Despite the entrancing plot and compelling characters, her crime novel became an indistinguishable blur. On the third pass reading the same line over, Anna drowsily conceded defeat. Reluctantly she closed the book and put it on the nightstand. It was way past...

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