Stories tagged “earth”

  • Friendly Fire

    The man sitting across the table from the Colonel looked for all the world like just another ordinary air force pilot. His uniform was a bit different; blue hues instead of the standard grey. Minor details, sure, but otherwise, the pilot looked just li...

  • A Decision I'd Rather Not Face

    “Enigma, please give me the details of Earths current state” I say, still in awe. “Earths current condition is deemed uninhabitable. No traces of life are on record. Current temperature is 129 degrees Fahrenheit. Average PH of the oce...

  • Engines can be in the Hull, Right?

    Zipping up the suit, I stood tall over the cabin. Prepared to conquer anything in my way. The way the sun gleamed over the planet in front of me seemed to urge me on. Within minutes we were inside Earths atmosphere. This must be what it feels like to r...

  • A Cold Love

    The main engine was in flames. How this happened, who knows. All I know is I’m speeding towards a dead planet with no control over where the fuck I’m going. “Enigma, how much time do I have?” “Collision with ground will ta...

  • The Big Squeeze

    The laboratory shook yet again. Bookcases lifted from the floor and crashed against the ceiling, spilling journals over the heaving linoleum. Glassware shattered and sprayed. Machine fragments bounced to powder, like seeds on the skin of a beating drum...

  • Second Chancers - Stefnir's Vigil

    The soft snowflakes came to rest in Stefnir’s beard, littering its brown hues with white splotches, making him appear older than he actually was. The cold penetrated his furs in some places, but it was of no consequence. His was a land of both beauty...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Second Chancers - Black Sail

    The glow was starting to fade on the horizon, losing its blue tint to the grey clouds. Stefnir’s eyes narrowed to a tight squint in an effort to see through the thickening snowfall. Then it was gone. The afternoon sky had returned to its regular,...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Second Chancers - Landfall

    Stefnir cowered on the hilltop behind a loose lava rock. His quickened breath turned to steam in the cold air. The cold of his sword’s hilt numbed his fingers slightly as as he gripped it too tightly. Stefnir was a hardened warrior, but was terri...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Mother Earth

    Everything seems bright tonight, on this cold winter night. The small lights of the city hang like frozen fireflies in the mist, their stillness reflected in the absence of life across the waste ground. I glance up at my son, smiling down at me, his si...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • End of an Era

    Earth is but a distant memory for humanity. A forgotten, neglected world, that has been poisoned and hollowed out to a mere husk of its glory days. Leaving their once green home, humanity has taken to the stars, traveling across the vastness of space i...

  • You came at a bad time

    “What the hell?” Tucker was angry, he felt like this “thing” was violating his wife by appearing just like her. “We do apologize Tucker, we thought being in this form would be easier for you,” Fake Brenda said. ̶...

  • Rotational Rationale

    When the heart persists You don’t feel the planet’s Tremendous twists Until it lifts away And you no longer exist In its night and day.

  • Keywords

    This campfire society is a call to isolation. Away from technology’s test, no need to duck bullets. Sequestered away from that teeming death hole, One may take pride in life and philosophy, comedy and fears. It is a speed run from darkness to lig...

  • Six Long Years

    Lucy and the captain’s daughter, Clarice had become the best of friends. The only playmates for each other for four years. Until that fateful day that the Exodus docked with one of the few Arcology ships in the fleet. There had been an accident. ...

  • Heaven. Humans. Harmony.

    {You remain my Heaven, upon Terra.}

    • Author: {DARCH}Loa
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Catastrophic Sleep

    A molten moon Lit midnight like noon So suddenly soon I entered a plume Of mist and gloom Becoming a ghost Before I left my room

  • Post Apocalypse: Hydrogen

    And the sun still sets. Its sets for me, because of me. Because I am hydrogen, the first, the only. This is my barren wasteland. I am the only lightness now. I am Earth’s favorite child. There is nobody left. Yet something so inanimate still need...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • After World

    Many years ago people made a choice. They chose poorly. We survivors live with that choice. The last of the generation that participated in that choice would pass on in a few years. Many of them still deny their culpability. Still. Those few of us stil...

    • Author: SandsSpot
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Last Day of Richard

    Our ancestors would be disgusted. Klaxons and flashing lights engulfed Richard, but he was completely oblivious. Had been for a few days now. Long ago he had accepted his fate, likely the fate of his entire species. It was doubtful any of the other two...

    • Author: Empty J
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • Recalled to Earth

    “Captain, we’ve entered synchronous orbit above the Ivory Coast.” The captain, facing away from the helmsman and myself, grasped his hands behind his back. His attention appeared to be focused on the viewport in front of him, but I co...

    • Author: Empty J
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • The Collectors

    When it entered the solar system it dwarfed anything mankind could have ever dreamed of. Mankind was excited for their arrival, awaiting contact. The crafts trajectory put it in a collision course with Earth. They made no contact, that was not what dre...

    • Author: BadMojo
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • The Setting Sun of Perception

    write for you despite what others do insight is true light blue like the earth from afar dark purple when your gravitational pull is unlit by our star… but you are star dust, right? that is why you glow so bright? then we must move through life a...

  • Contact Sport

    Dakotah spun around. “Brian?!” But even as she started to move forward to embrace him, she detected the trademark graininess that bespoke a projected hologram. She converted the erstwhile lunge into a stumble, and stopped, staring at him—...

  • What Peace Is There

    What peace is there Below this earth We trample upon every day? Always forgetting That we are stepping On pieces of passed beings.

  • She Waits

    His chest moves With the rise and fall Of empires As she sits in wait For his awakening. With virgin obedience She waits As the white of her bridal garb fades. Eons pass as he slumbers In his earthly tomb. She waits Never closing his view From her sigh...