Tag Archives: Science Fiction

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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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 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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It Could Be Worse

Maureen had driven all night ’til morning. The coffee kept her awake, but now she had to go…Go…GO! The abandoned building had no door on the bathroom. The toilet was dusty, covered with animal footprints. It was gruesome, but Maureen … Continue reading

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The Little Gully

World War III didn’t start because the oil ran out. It started because more people wanted oil than production could match. Three quarters of Humanity perished in the nuclear fires and radioactive clouds. But that’s okay. That meant remaining survivors … Continue reading

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