Stories tagged “sci-fi”

  • Precision

    Sylvie did one last mental check of her status. She was precisely 3 meters above her intended location. Her target would be facing away from her on a northerly bearing, half a meter in front of her. Her warp blade was fully charged – 3 minutes of...

    • Author: SupRspi
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • 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...

  • Like Father, Not Like Son

    “Hey Dan! We have a problem!” Dan looked up from his computer screen, which was constantly flipping through the millions of headgear webcams. “Another one of the regulars? Just do the usual! Five times stronger pain, they black out, w...

  • VIXI: Seventeen. (Mature)

    “Okay, but you didn’t have to kill it!” Blood oozed lazily from the purple-gray body on the floor. “You really have no say, dude,” said the big one. “You know why ‘m in this line of work? To mutilate ’em. To turn ’em i...

    • Author: millenomi
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • 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 about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • NOIR - Gates of Hell

    It was largest port in the US, or at least it had been. Now yellow beams of light bathed faded warning signs as the wind sang through the shell of broken buildings. The land of mist and ghosts. Nick chafed against the Hazmat suit. His thoughts drifting...

    • Author: SerKevin
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In the Shadow of Olympus Mons

    Even through the heavily tinted portals of the habitation unit, she could almost taste the crimson sky. It was so much worse when they were out there, though. It had taken less than an hour on their first excursion for their shining bright environment ...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • In the Distance

    Alex stared from his place on the battlements. He could see endless miles of prairie land, broken only by a wide river to the north. The plains began to roll into hills in the south, and in the far west was a thick forest. It all looked so close, but t...

  • Advances in Science (A Touch of Madness challenge entry)

    The young scientist was walking slowly around the nameless patient while explaining the helmet’s abilities to the old politician. “As you can see,” the young scientist stated “the helmet has several points of contact on the insi...

    • Author: Dan
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • The Problem With Time Travel

    Alright…I’ve only got a few minutes before the next, um, event, so I’m going make this quick. You’re listening to this, I’m assuming, because you’re interested in my work. That’s good. In fact, there is soon to...

    • Author: beatnik307
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Banai Bazaar

    The ancient Chinese woman handed me my bagel and with it a policy for home and contents insurance for a home I no longer lived in and contents I no longer owned. I stared down at the policy, slack-jawed. Turning to complain I was just in time to see a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Little Green Men

    -Sir, just as we taught that the human was the only intelligent specie of the galaxy, our psycho-history revealed the existence of a planet on which lives an intelligent race of little green men. -Did you send an expedition to the planet? -Yes, and her...

  • Little Green Men {2}

    -I beg you pardon Sir, he kneels. So the point is the green men are exploited by the settlers, they live in inhuman condition, they are set apart of the rest of the population and thousands of them died starving in their little cardboard houses, childr...

  • Dreams in a Dead World

    Navigating her way through the hatch, Ren went for the proto-goo dispenser. It wasn’t much of a breakfast, but it kept the hunger at bay. She sighed and replayed her night. It wasn’t much, but it beat the harsh, gray world out the porthole....

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Starship

    I was sleeping when the alien ship finally opened. It was early morning when the call came, ringing loudly through the shabby motel room. A fellow reporter, filling me in. Her voice was shaky on the line, understandably so. I asked her to repeat the la...

  • Perils of Advancement

    Daniel John Jacobson, Lord-Emperor of the known universe and soon to be former Warlord of no less than 15 galaxies, studied the dragon hide interior of his empires most powerful starship the Saphire Phantom contemplating his races final hours, when Ser...

  • Old Friends

    It would soon be time for the harvest. The tractor’s intelligence unit understood that was why the old man was upset. It listened patiently as he grumbled. “Hell of a time for a new war to break out,” the man muttered as the tractor p...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Nano Pt. 1

    Of all the places to wake up in, the morgue is the probably most disconcerting. It’s especially bad when you’re inside one of those body bags—there’s no way to open them from the inside. Apparently, the best way to escape is to ...

    • Author: Hacksaw
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nano Pt. 2 (Mature)

    Autopsies tend to leave fairly large scars. Ones that, if seen, generally inspire questions. Lots of them. Looking down at the one on my chest, I could tell that mine would almost certainly be no exception. You wouldn’t think it would be hard to ...

    • Author: Hacksaw
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Upgrade

    “Hello this is Aaron at WizWonders, how can I help you today?” “Hi, I bought a spell from you guys about a year ago, the LeviLover, and it’s been blue screening over the last few days.” “Alright, I’m happy to h...

    • Author: Dave Oei
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nano Pt. 3

    Making a conscious effort to not stand out when you’re wearing a surgical gown outside of a hospital or costume party is quite difficult. People tend to think there’s something wrong with you, and rightly so. Having the vague odor of death ...

    • Author: Hacksaw
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Nano Pt. 4 (Mature)

    I hate elevators. They’re more closely related to magic than technology; they swallow you up, transport you invisibly from one place to another, then spit you out without so much as a “Goodbye.” Whilst trapped within their metal walls...

    • Author: Hacksaw
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Nano Pt. 5 (Mature)

    Stitching your torso up is no mean feat, especially when you’ve got no idea how to sew. You’ve got to be careful and take your time with it. Otherwise, you risk mangling yourself worse than the rotten cunts responsible for you having to hav...

    • Author: Hacksaw
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Sweeper

    May 12, The ship had been drifting out-system for over a week after the initial mayday. It was one of those messages. The kind that ends in a scream, which itself ends in a gurgle. Our ship, a Sweeper class lovingly called Blood ’N Guts, was depl...