Stories tagged “space”

  • Separation [6]

    “Hello Mr.Novack or should I now say B345.” said the Commander from the doorway. “Wha…” Aaron tried to reply in his daze. “Welcome to your new home for the new few moons.” Aaron began to doze off as the Command...

    • Author: Paradox
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Separation [7]

    Aaron awoke again now in a glass cylinder waist deep in water. He then noticed Crystal restrained to a chair. The Commander was next to her. She looked at Aaron terrified. Men and women in suits shuffled into the room which he then realized was a large...

    • Author: Paradox
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Separation [8]

    Aaron panicked. The audience observed with harsh yet mildly amused faces as if he were some sort of trained animal performing tricks. “Now, my lead scientist will use the water to conduct electricity to shock the boy. The wires you see attached t...

    • Author: Paradox
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Separation [9]

    The Commander quickly rushed down the hallway and into an empty conference room. “Let the meeting begin.” he said. Several holograms of various officials appeared in the seats. “Good evening and we apologize for the inconvenience but ...

    • Author: Paradox
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Separation [10]

    Aaron awoke lying looking up at the trees with Crystal a short distance to his right. He tried to lift himself off the ground but was terribly weak. “Hey, you ok?” He said turning his head to Crystal. “I’ve been better. What hap...

    • Author: Paradox
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Remnants of Stardust

    I told you that I needed space. You walked to the other side of the room and asked if that was enough, and were disappointed when it wasn’t. If I had told you what I really meant, you would have left quicker than you did and with less throwing of...

  • Remnants of Stardust: Uncertainty

    Adrift. Hopeless. The height of the pinnacle matched with the tug of the fall. Like Icarus, the moment of achievement suppressed by the realization that the trickling sweat down your back is mixed with melting wax. Plummeting. “He wanted to be an...

  • I'd go see it.

    “Hmm … I think we could use another explosion here.” “There are already 133 explosions, and that’s just in the first 15 minutes of the film.” “Then make it 134.” “The actors aren’t even doing ...

  • Peace

    Captain Marced stood on the bridge, his eyes fixed on the viewscreen. The other ship loomed large and ominous, its parallel course seemed unnatural and somehow forged. He had never flown any formation with a Horon ship. He had only seen them in battle ...

  • Tomorrow, and tomorrow, but not now

    None of the half dozen bridge crew dared respond, each looking intently at their work station consoles. Bleeps and bips echoed in the still. Indicator lights flicked on and off in broken cadence. Time and space crept by. “We should be at the rend...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Space Junk Privateer

    There’s just so much stuff in space. Some of it is owned, but even in broad regions with an official governing force, no one really cares about 99% of the stuff in it. The vast majority of it is simple carbon compounds. Harvesting a big chunk can...

    • Author: Yamen
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Remnants of Stardust: Orbit

    I wanted to float among the stars, adrift and alone. That was all I could think about, past a certain point. To ask them if they knew the way home, to feel the warmth of their breath on my skin as they answered. To take the sky from the Earth, knowing ...

  • Disappointment

    I awoke from the cryogenic sleep just a few hours ago and I feel dizzy. 12.3 years of travel, and yet it feels like I left the Earth just yesterday. The computer is reporting that everything is OK, except the total amount of fuel used is less than exp...

  • Laika

    Miranda hated the suit, she couldn’t worry her nails. Her cuticles ached to be in her mouth, peeling away under her teeth. She stared out over the expanse and watched a tiny earth sink below the horizon. At the start, The Mission wasn’t fai...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Timing Is Everything

    “Nipples," said Sam. Will’s hands stopped, hovering above the coordinate lock panel as if frozen in time. “Nipples, what?” “You asked me to name a body part that we humans don’t need any more – vestigial, you said – I p...

    • Author: ipe
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Edge Of The Universe ( What They Found There )

    “Is that actually …. it?” “I thought the universe never ended?” “It doesn’t…. does it?” “I’ve been wandering the universe for years and could almost guarentte that the universe never ended.” “Well look at that.” “Some...

    • Author: Paradox
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • SPACE CADET-Brianna-song-PART 1

    Let me take you from this teenage drama, leave your cares to human kind Let’s go and have some adventures, with creatures with scales and tales and seven eyes Get your helmet slip on your space suit, and maybe forward your voicemails too You aint g...

  • SPACE CADET-Brianna-PART 2 FINAL

    … We’ll watch the sun rise and set over our blueberry of a planet Start thinking of our friends and their 2 eyes,And reliese, were planet sick And well come home to a giant parade and eat smores and ice-cream too And when we part I’ll lo...

  • In The Middle Of Nowhere

    Out here in the endless stretch of cornfields (which, by the way, I do not like) I watch the stars blink on, one by one, until the whole sky lights up like a Christmas tree (in the window of a poor family). They do their old, old crisscross in the w...

    • Author: Ariah Oak
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Time Traveling Man II

    So full of soul, but parading around with empty eyes I won’t stay in one place, my weakness I will disguise I’m a time travelin’ man with a stay at home wife She won’t ever understand, but that’s all right Freeloading time hopper, smirk on m...

    • Author: Ariah Oak
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
  • How to Survive an Explosive Decompression

    In her entire life she’s never had a bathroom break that sucked this bad. Seeing the cardboard on the paper roll is one thing, plungers another, but this was a universe of other problems. The docking procedures at the station for the new crew set...

    • Author: TalonJay
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Wizard's Last Transmission

    She slammed her files down upon the table. “I thought you had it all planned,” she said, coldly. “We leave this place in June and move back to my parents. That was your idea.” Her fists were bunched up at her sides. I made my wa...

    • Author: Thoth
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Nutmeg Bazaar

    It was Zenith, the hour when Estoria’s twin suns glared down like the eyes of Rah. Vicky wiped her brow as she pushed through the bustling afternoon bazaar, a shimmering horizon of burgundy headdresses, thatched baskets and copper skin. The scent...

    • Author: neil kant
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Tough As Nails

    Boss hollered for more fuel in the nitrogen tank and an extra dozen flash-bolts for the ship’s automatic laser crossbow. After a few minutes, her orders were obeyed and a group of burly Venusites came out of the waiting room to inspect Boss’...

  • Cataclysm's Eve

    “Well, that is settled. Seeing as there are only two minutes left for this meeting, and not enough time to address any other concerns, I suggest we-” “What about your youngest daughter?” I stood stiffly from my seat, interruptin...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.