Tag Archives: Speculative Fiction

Culture Shock

Evan had come a long way from his remote Appalachian home. Heck, as early as 2137, he was first in town to own a cell phone. And now he visited the big city of Harper’s Ferry to board a starship … Continue reading

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The Welcoming Present

Aliens Ixtlan and Yltec stood beneath the micro-brewery’s broken pipe, fish-like mouths agape to catch the torrent of fluid. Up until now, the highly touted human beer hadn’t impressed, but this was different. “Amazing!” said Ixtlan. “I’ve never tasted anything … Continue reading

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The Strongest Defense

Brzilit’Ang walked with his bags up the stairs to his apartment. He stripped out of his human shell and unfurled ten tentacles. At the hyperspace signalling computer, he sent a message to the invasion fleet: Earth defenses still too powerful. … Continue reading

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Fishing Claus

The elf, Leafway, sighed. At Santa’s traditional summer home, his “Gone Fishin’” sign ominously read just, “Gone.” The hunt for Santa Claus was on. After weeks of searching, the elf Hollybranch reported in. Leafway answered his FTL vidphone. “What’s up?” … Continue reading

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2020 Blues

Max and Archie ran into the house to avoid the hail of meteorites bombarding Earth. “We should never have time-traveled here,” wailed Archie. “2020 is the worst year ever.” “Not to worry,” said Max. “I’ll get us out. We’ll find … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

Violet’s husband, George, hated her live-in sister’s parrot, Bobo. Violet hated the animal too, who cursed most vilely. George had sworn an oath to kill it someday. Three years slipped by after George’s untimely death, but since then a falcon … Continue reading

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An Unreported Affect

As I stared at my own reflection in the window, I took pity on him. Of course, he didn’t reflect anything at all. “It must be frustrating,” I said. “Stuck like that.” “You have no idea,” said the cloud of … Continue reading

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Spaceship Shields in Science Fiction

The Necessity of Shields in Space In so many science fiction stories involving spaceships, they almost always include shields on the vessels. Even in a real world scenario they’re important to have. Outside the protective magnetosphere and atmosphere of our … Continue reading

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The Hard Life

My interview with famed monster killer, Gepard Baptiste, proved quite bizarre. Often, he paused to shoot out the cafe window, killing slobbering beasts with too many mouths, tentacles, and bat wings. “It’s a hard life,” said Baptiste, devouring a spoonful … Continue reading

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The Strangest Case

FBI agents Dunbar and McKinney stood on the dock near the boat in question. The pizza deliveryman had long since fled his bicycle in terror. After the deliveryman’s outrageous claims, the two X-File cases agents had been dispatched . Both … Continue reading

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