Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Good Year

Director McKinley stared up at the colony’s windmills. They worked flawlessly. The first year of the colony on planet Kennick went perfectly. “I can’t believe our good luck,” he said. “Why not?” said Deputy Director Segundo. “Look back at history. … Continue reading

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No Doping Here

Walt’s plane had engine trouble and landed at a remote city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. It turned out that Russian athletes trained there. Their remote location prevented distractions. As an Olympic weightlifter, Walt asked for a tour. He soon realized … Continue reading

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A Perpetual Motion Circus

“It’s designed for tiny amounts of power,” said Bernard, gesturing to the many-wheeled machine. “How tiny?” asked Sam, science reporter. “Far less than a watch battery, roughly. I just intuit this stuff without math. Thing is, I never connected it … Continue reading

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Something Vital At Christmas

Barry had always adored Christmas. His parents told him stories of Santa Claus and the elves and the reindeer. Barry soaked it all in and believed it with all his heart. Barry lived on the colony planet, Stalya, 62.4 light … Continue reading

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Santa Explained

Mandy Pillar, intrepid reporter, had scored the scoop of the century. She took a helicopter ride with him to a nearby mountain overlooking the town of North Pole, Alaska. As they stood at a cliff, Ray explained he was exhausted. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Rescue

Frank and Jan, rescue chopper crewmen, entered the Alaskan gift shop. Both looked grim. “What’s wrong guys?” said the shop’s proprietor, Ben. “We couldn’t find the crash of a small passenger jet,” said Frank. “Survivors will likely freeze to death, … Continue reading

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The Exchange

Darius Green sighed as walked through the Science Museum. Another dinosaur hunting season passed without a significant fossil find. All he discovered was an unusually polished blue rock. Idly, he imagined it was magical, but that was silly. Walking beside … Continue reading

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