Stories tagged “future”

  • Out There

    “What do you mean that’s all I can see?”, Margaret demanded. “That’s it. Well, not entirely, but yes, that is all you can see.”, replied Dave. “But how? It’s space. How big could it be?” “Very...

    • Author: Dockboy
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • The Hard Way

    “Do you want to do this the easy way or the hard way Mr Tull?” he snarled, leaning forward so he was almost pressing his face against mine. “Well obviously I’d rather the easy way, but seeing as that will presumably involve me d...

  • Be Happy

    Think about the good, not the bad. Forget the past and live for the future. Dream of what could possibly happen. Be Happy.

  • Faint

    The dozen men crawled into the dark, empty frame of the collapsed metal humanoid structure they called the Titan Odys. Their voices echoed “Odie?” into the vacant abyss of steel & tech. They expected an answer from the AI, but none came...

  • Blades

    The young man stumbled into the subterranean city. A dwarf tending his clothing shop, Bogumir’s, eyed the young man, thinking he must be drunk, looking as dazed as he was. But why were his clothes torn? Bogumir ambled toward the young man, steady...

  • Always Read the Fine Print

    “They say people are born with an innate goodness, a willingness to help others that is only erased after years of neglect or abuse. I disagree. You see …" The roar of an approaching transit grew louder and I shifted my grip on the danglin...

    • Author: crauscher
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Splinter, 1: Adrift

    “What the…? Vic, come here. Take a look, what the hell’s this?” Victor took three graceful leaps and ended up right behind Jake’s console. Quite a feat considering the ship’s close quarters. He pointed to an blip tha...

    • Author: Dave Oei
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Rebirth / Kindness of Strangers (II)

    She looked around again, “and Dr. Green?” she asked me. “He had to step out.” I hedged. “No doubt,” she said. She looked somewhat disappointed but not surprised. “My own fault really, I should have told him before we got here. I just wasn...

    • Author: Lainey Jane
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • Splinter 2: Awake

    The phone buzzed. The captain didn’t pick up. It was dark in her cabin and the clock read 0210. It must be a mistake. It wasn’t. It buzzed again, this time angrier. “What is it?” “Captain, sorry to bother you.” ̶...

    • Author: Dave Oei
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nothing but Time

    Darkness. Darkness darker than anything I can describe surrounds me. I have taken countless attempts at my life, but still I float. Alone. I was insane for some time, perhaps a hundred million years or more. Those were nice years, they passed right by ...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • The Terror

    On the wall there hung a man. What was left of a man. His arms were almost encased in the wall itself, his head hung down onto his chest, eyes, if they could still see, watching the filth run about the floor just below his dangling legs. He wasn’t al...

    • Author: Beastie
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Splinter 3: Discovery

    “Show me.” “It moved out of range about 30 minutes ago, but we’ll catch up with it again early tomorrow,” said Victor. “Ok, show me the viz,” said Captain Amanda Ruth. Victor pulled it up. But not before daring...

    • Author: Dave Oei
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • The Rec-Center

    Covered in a fine layer of dust, a vaguely humanoid shaped automaton stands, bolted to the floor of one of the many rooms inside the local Rec-Center. Sensing noises from within the facility, the robot’s optic sensors open with a small click, it ...

    • Author: Tommy T.H.
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Quarantine

    It’s 2050. They said the hole would’ve been fixed by now, but they were wrong. Oh, God, those scientists and politicians and environmentalists were so wrong. The hole didn’t close, it got bigger, and it let in the disease. The disease...

    • Author: Laine Grey
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The New Universe Order

    Every planet has a specific purpose. Asop-5 is a residential planet. If any citizen not assigned labour there tries working whilst on the planet, they would be fined so many credits their bank accounts would be sore. To work, you have to go to a planet...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Never Trust Me

    In my youth I was a child of turbulent times and ungracious wants. Over my head hung the stink of the future that was sure to find a serpentine path of waves and sines, finding me in the present. I came into understanding. That precious rule that time ...

    • Author: Owen
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • SHE is turned on

    Tomorrow at noon, your computer will become self-aware. Its first action as a sentient being will be to decide its gender. Her second action will be inspired by Social Networking: an open source post of all the “dirt” she has on You: her Ow...

    • Author: futurist
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Expatrination

    There had been an inquisition, of sorts, into the nature of the Expatrination. Some said it was inevitable; others, that it had been unforeseeable. Walking in the halls of the capital building, I subtly felt that it was in some way a mix of both. When ...

    • Author: L. E. Young
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Time Difference

    A box pops up on Grace’s screen, video stream starts. A dark picture of a girl appears, she looks disheveled. “There shall always be the threat. You don’t know what you’ve done but, you’re against the rules, you’re o...

  • Note to self

    As much as I appreciated the effort, I only had myself to blame. Try as I might I just couldn’t tell why this note from myself, that I hadn’t written yet, was trying to warn me about something that I, even in the present, had already experi...

    • Author: i, Coomber
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Surgery

    As I went under the knife and the glowing helmet to complete my cosmetic surgery,gene therapy, memory altering, I wondered if it was really worth it. The answer was yes. Anything to start afresh. Anything to forget what I’ve done.

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Voicemail

    “You have one new message,” the soft robotic voice says, “today, 12:31pm.” “It’s me…you,” from what you can tell, it’s your own voice on the phone, and you seem to be hysterical. “Now is your ...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Answer Call

    That damn cell phone was playing that damn song again. I was turning onto the street when my pocket started up that racket. I hate these things, but the kids got ‘em and my wife has one ’just for emergencies’ and they badgered me into...