Stories tagged “first contact”

  • 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.
  • First Contact

    The world gasped as the alien spacecraft opened, and the entire planet got its first glimpse at an alien species. It covered itself in slivers of protein, walked on two fleshy tendrils, and breathed a highly corrosive gas. He seemed to manipulate a mac...

    • Author: Tristan
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Enemies of the Age: Opening Moves

    The two men faced off, slowly circling each other like strange dogs, both interested in getting, not giving, information. Bill had frozen waiting for some kind of sign. He was a good security chief, a little too bureaucratic, but good non-the-less. It ...

  • Alone in the Wasteland

    As a child she used to look out the window late at night and watch the stars, imagining herself among them. When she’d grown up she’d found a proper job (as a mining engineer) and become boring (apart from a brief and disastrous stint in a ...

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