Stories tagged “earth”

  • Falling Home

    Reentry is a tricky thing at best. The Ph.D.s on the ground tell us that we’re always falling, in a manner of speaking. Way I look at it, orbiting the planet’s got nothing to do with the soul-shaking fall back into the atmosphere. Come in t...

    • Author: Jason Garber
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Sky is Over

    In the burning red of a rising sun, the barren landscape looked like the surface of a dead planet. A man stood alone on a hilltop, watching the sun slowly pour into the sky, filling it with light and fire. A reminiscence hit him, a picture of the same...

    • Author: Sir Marcel
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Lonely Void

    Finally, all his time spent tinkering would prove useful for once. Vitally useful. Bob smiled to himself as he straightened his safety harness and pushed the ignition in his souped-up, two-seater ZX7. He had been working on this little hobby rocketship...

  • Carbon Monoxide All Around!

    “So now that we have discovered Earth and its glaborious wonderworkings, how shall we greet them, O Most Sugary Overlord?” Zamboblion hummed. “I would think a Celebratory Mercury Shower to be most appropriate.” “Computing,...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Talking Burgers and Fat Losers

    Meanwhile, far away, in the basement of his mother’s house, sat Carl McGlave, unwrapping his trillionth Big Mac from its wrapping, while playing Call of Duty 5 with his online “Friends”. “Hey, yumm, who knows yumm where the bloo...

  • 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 ...

  • Raindrop

    Awakening to a new and strange world, I fall briskly through the turbulent air. Freshly birthed from Mother Cloud, I descend with my brothers and sisters to the unknown lands below. The wind whips me from side to side as I continue towards my place of ...

  • A Mother and Her Children

    I always thought Mother Earth would end the same way she began: with a big bang. But now I realize, she will go out with dignity. Or with as much dignity as she can have while parasitic life forms suck her dry of everything she has. I am a blemish on m...

    • Author: Miss Molly
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Dr.Orbit - The Local Hero

    I was tired of seeing the world black and white. I was tired of hearing all the pain in the world. I was just trying to live my life, alone in the out skirts of town. When they came crying back to me; “Help” is what I hear from the steps of...

  • Myth

    Sea and Moon were lovers once. They were one, moving through the nether, each completing the other, made for each other. Both knew they would be together forever, but it was not so. Moon and Sea soon found themselves near a new world neither of them ha...

  • Ruins of Automatopia

    Our needs were met by design; by total automation of production. Automatons mine, refine, make, and cultivate. We toiled only toward extinction. And automated are the means to replace expired producers, even now. Some models make automatons and some, b...

  • Aloft

    Three days from the sea lies the city of Gezze. Gezze has no roads, no alleys, no footpaths. The buildings are squeezed one beside the other, so close together that the sunlight does not reach the ground floors of the homes. The citizens, therefore, do...

    • Author: falconesse
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Remnants

    Bob stared, his mouth gaping at the unnatural naturalness of it all. “But… but where did you come from?” The dust shimmered slightly, as though it were laughing. Isn’t it obvious? These particles, every atom of them, are all tha...

  • Why?!?! (Mature)

    Earth looked at the solar system and gasped, something was hurtling towards him. “Oh Noes!!” he yelled, “Why me?! Why me?!” On Earth, millions stared upon hearing the news. A Meteor the size of a small moon was hurtling towards ...

  • Paradise on Earth

    Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale Thats what I keep telling myself. It just rained, and the smell of the wet ground is so soothing. I look around the forest I’m in and I exhale deeply. I.Am.At.Peace. I feel at home here. No worries. No drama. No bil...

  • Oh Smeg (Meteor Challenge)

    Three, two, one. We’ve arrived, said Holly, his face glum on the screen. Yeah, but arrived where asked Listor. The box labeled Holly Hop Drive let out noises like an ancient whoopee cushion releasing the last remnants of Babylonian air. That noise ju...

  • Chain of Order

    Yesterday, Nina was taken to the port. She cried too much for my liking – it made me want to cry, too. She made us sweets and left them on the counter with a note blurred and softened by tears; it was just like her. She did it despite the beating...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Another Revelation (part 1)

    As I step back from a bittersweet environment filled with the various vices and virtues of humanity, I now realize all that the forces of evil tried to steal from me. If I had given in and erased myself completely from the face of the earth, I can’...

  • Another Revelation (part 2)

    Hence, I have come to accept the fact that in the end, each and every mortal being will have long since proven and exploited his or her own wickedness, whether intentionally or not. But even so, there will only be a few who thoroughly fail themselves. ...

  • 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 over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • the Sands of Time - part 1 - Genesis.

    “We are a self centered race, the thought that anything like the event of 2015, or indeed the disastrous event of 2080, were nothing more to us than fiction.” – remarks attributed to Nelson Malacruz ‘I have lived a very long tim...

  • Prepping to Launch

    So we’d been sent up to screw the bulb back in. A routine mission. But even now, two hundred years after Gagarin and Glen, nothing about space travel is ever routine. There’s too much that can go wrong. It’s funny to say that, given t...

  • Raindrops of Despair

    It was finally raining upon this lonely, dry earth. I wasn’t sure who was drinking the rain faster, me or the soil, but it seemed as soon as a drop touched my tongue or the dusty ground, it vanished. As I continued walking further, trying to find...

  • The First Sunrise

    The Sun rose behind the Earth. Mark, as the satellite called itself in its primitive brain, quickly took a picture of it and quietly sent it down to Earth. It then turned its camera to Earth and started its work. Mark was the first satellite with ̶...

    • Author: Alotar
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Earth's Epiphany

    The Earth orbited the Sun, pondering as it went. It had come to the conclusion that “What is 6 multiplied by 9?”, even in the base 13 system. The Earth was becoming increasingly annoyed at the commotion the humans were making. “That p...