Tag Archives: Humor

In Reality

Everyone thought it was a streetlight. It fizzled out when somebody needed it most, just like a real streetlight. In reality, it was an FTL transceiver used by alien spies. It transmitted a message as follows: In conclusion, we determine … Continue reading

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The 2nd Course

Aboard the generation ship Xanadu, things went wrong. With 30 years left until the ship arrived at the new planet, three people were awakened too early from their stasis pods. Jason and Kelly, farmers from Idaho, tried to make do. … Continue reading

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Trading in Food

Elthea was a widow of ten years. Alone with no one to give her love to, she put it all into her cooking. She’d just finished baking Shepherd’s Pie when she encountered the faerie. She offered her pie to him. … Continue reading

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Plant Intelligence

The gardens at Versailles were loaded with Fir trees, and that was the problem. FSB Station Director Yuri Popanov gazed angrily at the trees. “Unbelievable.” “I swear a tree took it,” said Russian FSB agent, Kumanski. “I know it’s crazy.” … Continue reading

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The Hot Summer

The colony at the planet Oslo was struggling, mostly because few colonists ever stayed long. Senator Henretty was dispatched to investigate. Governor Juuten took the Senator on a tour of the city, Helmgud. The grass was green and the streets … Continue reading

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The Flaw In The System

Officer Hallaway winced as he approached the wrecked car. The driver had crossed in front of cars to strike a streetlight. It seemed like he turned left when he intended to turn right, but that seemed ridiculous. Who would mix … Continue reading

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The Dealer

Aidan sat on the steps before his flat, scowling, waiting for the aliens to get on with it. Behind him, the white cliffs rose up in the morning sun. He leaned back with his coffee and watched the creatures. They … Continue reading

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