Stories tagged “alien”

  • The Precipice of Infinity

    After decades of war, this was it. This is to be our last stand, our last chance to rage against the dying of the light. The gasts were making their way through our last defensive line. It was only a few hours ago that the last of our star ships sat in...

    • Author: iæfai
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • First Contact

    Mankind’s first contact with aliens was not a ceremonious affair. There were no fanfares, no parades, no celebrations. On the other hand, there were also no ominous ships in the sky or aliens with very dated-looking Ray Guns vaporizing humans wit...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Where's the Evidence?

    I have several role models. Like Remobythin, who peacefully rebeled against the Wendoflabin Dynasty when they attempted to outlaw supermarkets. Oh, and then there’s Sabyinan, who didn’t eat for 500 years in protest to the cruel treatment of...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Midnight Shift

    I sit working away at my desk, attempting to make it to the end of the day—er, night. Whatever it’s called here. It doesn’t really matter to me. I look up for a brief moment and watch several coworkers yawn wide and look around to see who...

  • No Lie

    A single bare bulb shines on a table where a figure slumps in a chair beside it, in handcuffs. A man enters in a dress shirt and slacks, gun in holster at his hip. “So, alien tell us everything you know about Mr. Big!” “But, I donR...

  • The Moment Adrian

    Adrian’s oxygen was on empty after her starship was destroyed; rocketing her from the onslaught that had brought death to her home world and her crew. Now the weightless behemoth, twisting around its headless form, began making its way effortlessly t...

  • Who but I to look?

    The craters dictated the route he took. With their upheaved and unweathered edges, as he’d discovered when he was first dispatched here, shortcuts weren’t worth the risk of a depressurizing boot-tear. The guiding beep was loud in his ears, ...

    • Author: Justforfun
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Orion Brief

    The press assembly was noisier than usual for a Friday afternoon briefing. Given the hush-hush deep space probe and curiously silent military security for close to eleven months, Will could not blame the crowd below. His swiped VIP badge allowed a plea...

    • Author: crauscher
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Becoming new again (Mature)

    My time is near, I must tell you quickly. Every twenty-six years our species sloughs off it’s skin and are reborn, thus making us nearly immortal. The process was a very painful one for our previous bodies, so it hurt until we separated ourselves...

    • Author: lcarsos
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • The Autumn Crop

    Here, at ground level, the swaying fields of harvest appeared infinite, a pattern of earth and grass and seed replicating itself until it blanketed the world. Flecks of blue sky were caught in the harvest’s high heads, like daubed paint, designed...

    • Author: lostsalient
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Well, I suppose I'll be clearing my schedule for eternity

    The thing was, it had been a normal day till then. It had been a normal week, till then. It had been a normal life till then. We were throwing ideas back and forth about how we could make an interstellar satellite that would send data back to us. In th...

    • Author: lcarsos
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Alien and Robot (Mature)

    Her gentle metallic caress activated all of the sexual receptors on his philangula. Theirs was a race at war…but then, love is a battlefield. She gently, almost shyly opened the hatch on her lower chassis. Before, only the Technosavage’s re...

    • Author: Skull Man
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Shooting Star

    Adam was standing up, looking at his bedroom window. It was midnight. A shooting star passed by. “That’s a weird shooting star,” He thought to himself. A thud was heard from the backyard. “Wait a minute,” “DAD!”...

  • A man and an alien walked into a milk bar...

    “Hey, buddy!” He’d done this too many times. Faking the requisite bonhomie came naturally to a man like him. “Your pardon. Are you addressing me?” asked his mark, as politely and innocently as usual. Bruce did his best to ...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Alien Necessity (Mature)

    It lay on its back on the gently resonating fabric, its mandibles clicking rapidly. She leant in over the metal framework, smiling coyly as she removed her outer garment. Swinging her leg up onto the fabric in a lithe motion, she pulled her body after ...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One Order To Go

    “You like? Me make more!” You have to admit, for a Trelea, he was a good cook. Enthusiastic, boisterous, and really, really annoying. “No Gea, I can’t eat any more. It’s good, but I’m human, we take time to digest ou...

  • 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 over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Percolators, Bees and Baby Chicks

    Thoughts are percolating in my head, buzzing like little bees. I’ve never been stung by a bee, but I’m terrified of them. I’ve never seen a real horror movie either… I think a movie by M. Night Shaymalan was the closest I ever g...

  • Departure

    The truck bounced over the desert. “There it is,” said the Sheriff, indicating the huge silver dome coming into view. It had to be bigger than a jumbo jet. “How many are in there?” Asked Tom. “We’ve only seen the one...

    • Author: QuackDamnYou
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Eight Years Of Hiding

    “So… You’re an alien?” Tessa asked, still trying to process this bit of news. Connie looked a touch uncomfortable. “Well, not like ‘burst out of your chest’ or ‘rip open your head and eat your brains̵...

  • Trelean Mistake

    “Hello? John, you okay?” * poke * … Perhaps I should not given the human that Trelea supplements pill. … .. . Oh yeah! they don’t have lead-plated stomachs that would prevent the gamma ray by-product from spilling over to ...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Vanquish

    It needed to die. There. I hear you, slug. First Lieutenant Mason Witriet thumbed his safety off for the tenth time since leaving his grounded cruiser. The slug that had brought his ship down was in this clearing. Underbrush shook almost imperceptibly ...

    • Author: DeGuerre
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fulcrum

    Notated from Voice Log 101113 The shock of what I have found cannot be expressed in words. I’m linking back to tell you that our world community will simply never be the same—our people, the animals—everything. We have found a planet ...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Auspice

    Translated from Voice Log 101513 However much time we spend watching this species, it seems they quadruple it in the effort of watching us. We have seen foreign objects circle around our craft, attaching and feeling like fingers. We feel disturbances r...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5