Stories tagged “Float”

  • Stars spill out (Mature)

    Within hours of her last transmission, she went to sleep. Surely, there’d be a signal in the morning. But what is morning in Space? What is dawn for a forgotten Shuttle running on its emergency power supply? The faint beep warning of low oxygen l...

    • Author: TSlothrop
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Surviving Among The Stars

    With each slow, deliberate breath, all she could think about was the fact that it would be nice to be able to panic. Unfortunately, that was an emotional luxury that escaped her. Her intense training at the space agency had taught her that survival in ...

  • Ideas float.

    Ideas float. They can travel on the breeze, floating between people of all different kinds. One bubble of an idea can travel to another in the blink of an eye. Or it might take days. Someone living in Europe can have a flash, a brainstorm, a single mom...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Fear and Secrets on a Riverbank

    Secrets are funny things, I well knew. Once brought to the light of day, there is no returning them to the quiet shadows from whence they came. Such things ought not to be taken lightly. A woman who takes secrets lightly is a gossip. A man who does so ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Rescued at Last?

    A clang that shook the entire ship jolted her out of her meditation. She gasped, regretting it a moment later as she remembered her oxygen conservation techniques. Was she being rescued? Or was it just another piece of space debris hitting the ship? No...

  • Remnants of Stardust

    I told you that I needed space. You walked to the other side of the room and asked if that was enough, and were disappointed when it wasn’t. If I had told you what I really meant, you would have left quicker than you did and with less throwing of...

  • Remnants of Stardust: Uncertainty

    Adrift. Hopeless. The height of the pinnacle matched with the tug of the fall. Like Icarus, the moment of achievement suppressed by the realization that the trickling sweat down your back is mixed with melting wax. Plummeting. “He wanted to be an...

  • Remnants of Stardust: Orbit

    I wanted to float among the stars, adrift and alone. That was all I could think about, past a certain point. To ask them if they knew the way home, to feel the warmth of their breath on my skin as they answered. To take the sky from the Earth, knowing ...

    • Author: Miles Letham
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5