Stories tagged “captain”

  • Take Nothing For Granite

    “Are you sure you detected life?” the doctor quipped at the science officer. “There’s nothing here but rocks!” It was true. In all directions there were rocks; some more properly called pebbles, others perhaps boulders, an...

    • Author: April Raines
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fantasyland VI

    “Cap’n I know you said we’se weren’t allowed to complain but you’se think we’ll get the same respect on the streets wearing that,” Corporal Enid said pointing at an embarrassed Cpl Hollis. “Stop pointing at me,” Cpl Ho...

  • A Captain's Rant

    Captain’s log – August 18, 2217 Command HQ is a large gaggle of addled, brain dead, ignorant pencil-pushers who have never done an honest day’s work in their lives! This includes my wife who set up this damned crew roster. Could they ...

  • The Captain's Solution

    Captain’s Log – August 22, 2217 Quiet. So quiet. And peaceful. Crew problems solved. No more insubordination from my second. No more fourth rate food from the cook. No more insane rants from the engineer. Oh, sure, they started screaming af...

  • Space Pirates

    “Crap, where did I leave it this time.” “I think I found it sir.” “Let me see boy.” The 3 eye, one arm, and one wooden peg leg pirate. Held up a key for the captain to see, “My boy do you not know what key that is.” “Is it the key...

  • The Ascent

    The sun shone through the shades hanging from the window, laying streaks of light on the Captains face. He woke, rubbing the light from his eyes. It wasn’t long before he was shaven and dressed. His wings glistened on the front of his jacket as the s...

  • Routine Mechanics

    I slowly wound open the other eye at Master Engineer Joe. “You sure, Em-ee? Harrigan?” “Yeah, told me in a roundabout way to get you off your ass and up to the forecastle, so yes I’m pretty sure.” I sighed. “I need t...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Lion's Share of Trouble

    The submarine swept silently through the dark depths near the Piccard Walsh Station. A habitat designed to house a combination of scientists and engineers overlooking the Marianana Trench. Captain Adrian Wilkes stood ramrod straight, fingering an old p...

  • Dreams of Piracy

    Three boys crowded around the prow of their stolen boat betraying little of the excitement in their hearts. James turned to the others, his thin face framed by long dark curls that cascaded from under a feathered hat. “We made a mistake in not ki...

  • Unstable Truces in Unstable Times

    Two men stood at the prow of the ship, different, yet they shared the same shadow of violence and the same air of authority. Their eyes roamed the waves of the sea, like lords overlooking their birthrights. They were looking for proof my claims, claims...

  • Captain of a Lower Berth

    Oblivion. That’s what I’d hoped for, but apparently old souls don’t die. Tuesday night, around 5:45, I laid down to rest and felt the fade, like all of my self could cease to exist. Only, it didn’t, only withered to the point th...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Loss of Vision

    “You lost more than just your eye in the war, Captain.” The Ensign, already crossing the line into insubordination, charged forward. “You lost your vision.” The Captain leaned back in her tall chair and turned it to face the vas...

  • Lead the Way

    The Captain put his head in his hands and leaned against the sand-table for support, anxiety wracking his thin frame. Privates standing guard shifted nervously from foot to foot, not knowing how to react to this unusual show of emotion. “ThatR...

  • Submarine Captain Mickey

    “Gosh, thank you, Mickey, for saving me from these horrid people with clubs!” Mickey clapped Colbert upon the shoulder with an ivory white glove. “It’s all in a day’s work, dear Colbert the Seal! ’Tis my mission in l...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Peace

    Captain Marced stood on the bridge, his eyes fixed on the viewscreen. The other ship loomed large and ominous, its parallel course seemed unnatural and somehow forged. He had never flown any formation with a Horon ship. He had only seen them in battle ...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Tomorrow, and tomorrow, but not now

    None of the half dozen bridge crew dared respond, each looking intently at their work station consoles. Bleeps and bips echoed in the still. Indicator lights flicked on and off in broken cadence. Time and space crept by. “We should be at the rend...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Harried Wait

    For the fourth time in the space of half an hour Capt Dogra patted himself down. The M4 was still clipped to his chest, the M9 in its holster, ear plugs in his pocket, extra ammo all around his mid-section, and a flash grenade pouch filled with energy ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • No Signs of Life; Raining Hot Death

    Crammed into a mesh seat, locked into an tightened five point harness, and cradling his heavy backpack on his knees Capt Dogra wondered how the Chinook could have been any worse. The pair of Blackhawks containing their team lifted into the night with a...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Probably Not a Fight for Our Lives

    After a quick landing and disembarking, their rides disappeared into the night with a maelstrom of dust and gravel. Not really aware, almost too tired to be worried about that, Capt Dogra followed the group and the bobbing glow sticks into the maze of ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Waking Up

    Growing old is a bitch. It’s the waking up. You wake up in parts, never jumping out of bed with all systems go. It’s more like a pull-start motor, including the noxious fumes. Yes, going to bed is also known as “retiring”, not a...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • To Be Tugged

    Massive and hollow, Kraken tugged the ship, beckoning it down with lonely gravity. Albatross X remained diffidently aloft, soaring on graviton waves. Kraken yearned to be inhabited, stretched forth tract after track of land to be occupied. A crew weary...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Pollywogs and Whales

    Captain Ferris scratched is ass with one hand and drank his coffee with the other. He’d just implemented his first order. Code, Man In Motion. With his crew in a state of healthy anxiety, they watched as their scientists ejected from the rib cage...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Reverend Fludd Ruins the Cake

    Reverend Fludd dropped the teapot on the cake, living up to his name. “I’m dreadfully sorry,” he sputtered. Eustace bolted to his feet, upsetting his chair. The Captain and Lady Tor exchanged a look, and the Captain withdrew. “The damage is min...

  • The Captain in the Powder Room

    “Welcom aboard, er…lieutenant,” came the greeting from near a lantern’s dim light. An appropriate piping accompanied the heavy boots’ tread onto the deck, little more than a whispered whistle against the rising wind. ̶...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 5 years ago.