This story was written for a challenge that required the use of the following four words to make a story: Great Zen Areas Year The great white shark scans the depths. It’s in a Zen state as it pores over its domain. It isn’t looking for food though - it’s looking for the last of … Continue reading Great White Shark
This story was written for a challenge that required the use of the following four words to make a story: blackness, crewmen, teriyaki, interior. The planet has dried up. There are no more seas. Only salt-pans and whale carcasses. The creatures that inhabited the blackness of the ocean depths now form a briny slush over … Continue reading The Expedition
What was the first book you read? Where did you have your first kiss? What were you doing when your life took a turn? Ebeneezer remembers regarding his untied shoelace as he stood on the Brooklyn Bridge. He was nervously waiting for Maude to say yes to his marriage proposal. He’d ship out the next … Continue reading Where Were You?
My phone is wicked! It runs on a modded battery and it has its own modded cooling system. I’ve just got to fill it up with hydrogen gas from time to time. That means I’ve got to run an electrolysis bath with a gas hood at home. I plug it into the wall socket for … Continue reading Wicked Mobile Phone
"Amazing flowers. Don't you think?" Said Ernesto. "Do not touch them, we do not know if they are not poisonous." Said Mario Ernesto responded "Why should we be so afraid of a flower that looks exactly like a lily?" "But, it can produce some inconvenience to us... allergies, rashes, whatever..." "Look," said Ernesto, "they have … Continue reading The Flowers
The sunset casts a blue hue over the habi-dome. They say that on Earth, the sunsets used to be orange. That’s before the atmosphere was filled with sulphur. Now the sky is yellow all the time. I brought my family here to Mars because at least there’s enough oxygen in the air to stay outside … Continue reading Atmospheric Engineering
There’s an indistinct building in an indistinct field full of indistinct people. Employees enter the lobby and shake hands with the palm scanner, then they say “good morning” to the voice transcoder, and finally they look into the eyes of the retina interpretator before the airlock admits them into the bowels of the building. Here … Continue reading The Revisionists
The aliens were sick of having their spaceships referred to as flying saucers. Their vehicles could warp spacetime, support life in the most inhospitable places, travel faster than light, collect energy from the void of space and defy the laws of physics. A saucer is a little plate to stop your tea from dripping. If … Continue reading Flying Saucers