Stories tagged “Space travel”

  • The Road Home

    Believe me when I tell you, we come here by necessity and not by choice or design. This place is foreign to us. My own best diplomat took one look into the long blue void and had to be sedated. They call it sky sickness; it’s just unnatural to be in ...

  • Alone

    Hello, my name is Colonel James. Of course, it probably doesn’t matter, since I doubt anyone will ever read this. But I still feel the need to write it. Odd how the mind works, isn’t it? We started with the best of intentions, and a noble g...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Quantum Jump Airlines

    This was my second quantum flight. “Flight”… I don’t think that’s what it should be called anyways. The “flight” part is really just for the first part of the travel experience, just to reach over 150km, where ...

  • Cold Steerage

    Cryostasis sucks. Unfortunately, with Earth’s economy the way it’s been ever since the extrasolar colonies started exporting more than they import, the only way to get a decent job is by going through the gateway to those same colonies and ...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Awakening

    Pain. That was all I knew of this strange world in which I had awoken. Pain and screaming. As the synthetic blood was pumped into my veins my hearing began to return, and the clouds of fog and ice that had been obscuring my higher brain functions began...

  • Marie Curie and Calamity Jane Reach Pluto

    “P…Pluto?” Marie asked. “What is that?” “Oh, just another dwarf planet,” Jane replied. She got a quizzical look on her face. “Say, where’d you come from, anyway?” “I…” Marie started....

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Marie Curie and Calamity Jane Beat the Odds

    Klaxons blared. Lights flickered unpredictably. Sparks flew abnormally high in the feeble, six-point-seven-percent-Earth-gravity of the dwarf planet. And somehow, through it all, Marie Curie and Calamity Jane managed to make it through without injury. ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Curtain Call

    The waiting attendants hovered near the opening of the hangar, waiting for the scheduled arrival. Inside the bay there was air, breathable atmosphere; outside of it, the cold, hard vacuum of space. The hangar doors were open, a blue glow surrounding th...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5