Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Obvious Faux-pas

Elaine loved shopping at Down Island Traders. Despite the rustic exterior, everyone in the “in-crowd” shopped there. As she entered, she stopped, shocked by what she saw. The woman sitting at a table with a latte obviously had antennae, and … Continue reading

Posted in Short Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

The Measure of an Alien

The first known human-alien amalgamation occurred in Roanoke, VA in 1879. The wealthy widow, Imelda Pitts, had been wooed by bachelors from across the county, desiring her mostly for her money. The men organized demonstrations of physical strength before her … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Tank Design

Combat reporter Bryce Monoghan peered between the train cars. At five-kilometers he could easily see the thirty-meter tall, alien walking war machine. “Aren’t you terrified?” he said. Lieutenant Cohen said, “No. Why?” “Well, it’s huge, imposing, threatening.” “Yep. It’s very … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Critical Equipment

Jennylyn found the package outside the lab. She brought it in, wondering what it was. Professor Blumquist was elated. “At last! The very thing I need to combat this pandemic,” said Blumquist. As the new lab assistant, Jennylyn still wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Growth Spurt

Jeanie saw her grandson’s feet on the ladder outside, and decided she’d had enough. She had to say something. She rang up, Patricia, Brian’s mom. “Hi mom! Is Brian enjoying his summer with you?” “He’s cleaning windows,” said Jeanie. “But … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

A Rare Commodity

Mika ate the last bite. “Best tuna sandwich ever! But still, $500 is too much.” “I know,” said Bill. “But there’s chipping charges. It had to be shipped into Earth orbit.” “Yeah.” “Then through the hypergate to Ross 154. And … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

The Unhelpful Help

Brent glared at the metal box in the weeds. “I don’t understand. The DNA sniffer is reporting aliens nearby, but there’s only us.” Beside him, his lab help, Devin, shook his head. “So many failures. Time for the Mark XXXIX?” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Authentic Ethnic Food

Melissa looked forward to trying Galactico’s alien food restaurant. After she and Ned sat at their table, she sensed something wrong. “Ned,” said Melissa. “I haven’t seen a single alien yet.” “I know. I stopped to glance in the kitchen. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

The Essential Problem

Like many across the city, Jeff had caught the Pigeon Virus. Quarantined, he sat on the roof of his apartment building with his also-infected neighbor, Bill. “This virus is a pain,” said Bill. “No kidding,” said Jeff. “Stuck at home.” … Continue reading

Posted in Short Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

The Truth About Unicorns

When magic returned to the world in 2042, many things took getting used to. For instance, Hannah rode upon a winged unicorn as she approached the boat dock. Even more, the unicorn talked. “It’s true,” said Rainfly, her unicorn. “No … Continue reading

Posted in Short Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments