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  • Ascension II: Penetration

    Bates walked into what had once been Threetown’s most popular eatery. Now it served as the mess hall for the survivors of the Synod-spawned plague and the USNE ship Nineteen Eighty-four. He took a tray and stared at the menu. He wasn’t actu...

  • Airships: Brothers in Arms

    Hawkeye shook his brother’s hand politely. Elletra was finding it to ignore the stark differences between the two siblings, despite their obvious similarities. The firm jawline and strong brow, the matching weapons – they simply highlighted...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted 29 days ago.
  • Airships: Reacquainted

    “Minister,” Hawkeye gave a small salute and a handshake, “I am-” “My brother!” A deep voice cut through the throngs in perfect Martese. Elletra spotted a handsome man bearing an astonishing resemblance to Hawkeye. Th...

  • Noir: Heaven and Hell (Mature)

    At 7:58, I reached over and shut the alarm clock off before it rang, refusing to let it interfere with this perfect moment. The warmth of her skin was intoxicating, enhanced by the heady scents of lilac and musk. I listened to the gentle rhythm of her ...

  • Ascension II: Absolution

    Yrtl felt his plant activate, like a spring uncoiling in his brain, as it began downloading details of his moral transgressions over the past few days. Apprehensively, he watched the figures accumulate on the screen: Venial Sins: 47 Ouch – that was g...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted 29 days ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ascension II: Autofess

    Stopping to fess on the way to work seemed like a good idea, thought Yrtl ruefully as he waited in the queue before the public booth. But now I wish I hadn’t bothered, realizing, in the instant, that such a thought was certainly sinful. But then ...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted 29 days ago.
  • Fleshy Horns

    “Something about teeth and bones and horns fascinates me. I don’t have horns. At least not on the outside, but I wish I did. Particularly on nights when the boys upstairs shout obscenities, very late. I wonder, if I did grown horns would th...

  • Ascension II: Shell Game

    The steel lattice of Threetown’s dome cut the sea of cold stars into fractal bytes. Inside were warmth, air and light; outside, nothing. But despite its comforts, inside was the more dangerous. Plague and murder had stalked the city’s avenu...

  • Ascension II: Thanks But No Thanks

    “It’s done, he should be released immediately.” Estes said after a final hand gesture. “Good. Very good.” * The ominous red phaser barrier in front of his cell changed to blue, then the ScrewBot appeared. “Pitcher, R...

  • Mr. West Takes a Drink (Mature)

    Laudanum, Mr. West decided, would be necessary for this seance. Due to Percy’s increasing danger to the household, the matter couldn’t wait until night when he could sleep naturally. He repaired the salt circle around his bed, checked once ...

  • Ascension I - Synopsis

    On Threeworld, a mining asteroid far from Earth, rebels plot against their oppressive theocratic overlords the Synod, who respond by sending an envoy secretly infected with a plague virus that wipes out the colony. Back on Earth, Reckall, a soldier of ...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Mr. West Makes a Stink

    Mr. West, Lady Tor and Eustace shared breakfast close to noon. Melting ice sliding down the casement windows of the dining hall transmuted the feeble sunlight, as if they lived within a waterfall. “The gardener says he can’t bury Kipper,...

  • Elephant Music

    “How do you memorize a piece that is so long?” SmUGLY, the piano man smeared the humbleness across his lips. “You see, it’s a conversation.” As smug as he was, he was quite an artist. He had spider hands that spoke with ma...

  • Henry James

    Intoxicated to see your placeholder dimension space- the purple black star hole- melt into the field of light blue daisies fated to grow into vines, a river, a forest, a mountain…I ache. A cold me is anticipating, wanting to be a ladder for you t...

    • Author: Escapist
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Traveler

    Hable stood before the trees. He shook, as they did. The wind made their dry leaves tremble and whisper. Nothing about the two trees stood out. Except he knew. The man bowed his head, hands and teeth clenched in indecision. He looked skyward to the dis...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Mr West Sleeps Soundly

    The moon was high when Lady Tor awoke with a start. She had been dreaming of her roses, and of Percy, remembering a time when they had made love in the garden, among the very blooms with which she had sent them to war; a rose for each brave soldier who...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Lady Tor Mislays the Salt

    Lady Tor sat at her dresser and applied her makeup – only pausing to wonder, now that the Captain had gone, who it was all for. And then she felt those unseen eyes upon her, and remembered. Being married to a ghost, thought Lady Tor, was rather like ...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Teachers

    I often sit and wonder, how did I get this far? How did I become this person? People tell me I moulded my own path, some say that God has a plan for my life and every decision I make is already written in His book. I think I’m still learning how ...

  • Mr. West Cools His Knees

    A frigid mist had ascended from the estuary, muffling the searing little sunset with ruddy gauze. Mr. West, in greatcoat, galoshes and earmuffs, was examining the site of the Captain’s encounter. His knees freezing in the crusted-over snow, he me...

  • GPS: Semantics

    Katuman heard him, but did not turn when he entered the project room. “Professor, I’ve been looking for you.” “Isn’t there a party you should be attending, Director?” he asked, shortly. “I’d hoped youR...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Entree The Giant

    “Pile my plate with anything edible that is also tasty according to popular belief. It’ll be fine. Call it Entree The Giant. Then you can put it on the menu if it’s any good.” Robot voice, “End of message.” Write ev...

  • GPS: Tracking Toward Crater

    Petrov turned from the screen. Reaching for his coffee, his hand stopped as he noticed the barely perceptible standing wave rippling across the surface of the dark liquid. He stepped to E-ELT’s control monitor and watched some of the data readout...

  • From a Garret Window

    Abel woke at his table, the unfinished manuscript beneath him and his pen alongside, its nib dry. A leather cup lay at hand; instinctively, he snatched it up and drank dregs of sour ale. “Damn you!” he cried, spluttering, and flung away the...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Out of Mind: Equinox Eruption

    Words crumbled, a dizzy heat flushed the men and women… The light blossom crinkled & spread as the liturgical threads had foretold. Four spirit stags flew from within the oasis in the bark, exhausting the eyes so sweetly like moon-flares with...

    • Author: Escapist
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Blondie and her boyfriend decide to get married (Mature)

    We reached her sister’s house dropped off her kids. Her sister was very blonde blue eyed fair skinned and very beautiful too and had very long hair. Though not quite as long haired and beautiful. After dropping the kids off Blondie then changed t...

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