Tag Archives: Science Fiction

The Emissary

“The aliens demanded total capitulation of Earth,” said President Soares. “We sent an emissary with our reply.” “Who did you send?” shuddered Meghan, the First Lady. “There were human volunteers, but we sent Alexa.” “You sent a household robot on … Continue reading

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A Memory Rejected

Evan was starting to regret bringing Julian to the museum. The boy just couldn’t relate. He pointed to a display of plants, “Julian, look! That’s grass.” Julian squinted. “Is that an herb?” “No! It used to grow everywhere. People used … Continue reading

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The Tradeoff

The trio shuffled towards the boat. At their advanced age they proceeded slowly. “It’s a shame Human bodies wear out so quickly,” said Bernice. “True,” said Wade. “But we saw so much. The Pyramids, The Afghan markets.” “The living bridges … Continue reading

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Kerpow!

After Officer Moynihan started walking his new beat, crime rose for about two weeks. The crooks knew he had a prosthetic leg, and they figured he could never catch anyone. Unknown to them, Moynihan was a world-class sprinter before his … Continue reading

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The Decision

Piper worked on her latest music composition, looping parts through her keyboard while adding another part on guitar. An alien crashed through her door, blasters raised in tentacles. “Ohmigosh!” squeaked Piper. “Are you abducting me?” Hah’zul’s mission was indeed to … Continue reading

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The Solo Effort

Captain Jones stood upon a hilltop of the newly colonized planet, New Montana. A team of his hand-picked men helped him raise the massive flagpole. Soon the United States flag flapped proudly in the breeze. “I claim New Montanta for … Continue reading

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The Hot

Estella built her restaurant out of pilings, sticks, and assorted debris she found discarded near the shore. She began selling her pork tamales and soon gained a reputation. People from all over Mexico traveled to try them. When touristas entered … Continue reading

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