Stories tagged “space”

  • First Flight

    The countdown was T-plus twenty minutes ago. The celebration back on Earth was winding down as people were surly filing to their cars cursing and spitting at the blazing hot Florida sun and how it made the leather fasten to the backs of their legs like...

    • Author: mlvassallo
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 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 almost 8 years ago.
  • Danger-Face: Origins (also demise)

    Danger-Face is an ordinary man with an extraordinary face. The face was constructed by WonderMan, who found an asteroid containing a deposit of Dangerium, a mineral impervious to damage, while battling an alien menace in a distant galaxy. WonderMan can...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fail Safe

    Charlie felt the skin sagging back on his face, pulling away from its proper location as his weight increased. He could swear his ribs were creaking, which was silly, because ribs oughtn’t make a noise until they snap. He tried to think of someth...

    • Author: dailytorment
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Full speed now! (Mature)

    The captain was tired, desperate and angry. His ship had suffered severe engine failure in the middle of nowhere, and he was about to lose his bonus if the engineers didn’t come up with a miracle. “Captain, we need you up on deck.” Ca...

  • Unification of two stars

    A white lance of energy pierces the planet and turns it into pieces flying everywhere. Honestly I’m insulted. He really thinks a planet could hurt me? I know this is only really a bar brawl, but a planet? I’m going to show him how real gods...

  • 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 almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Kuiper Cowboy

    Tycho finished his pre-flight check. A pain in the ass for sure but even a small tear would leave him to asphyxiate in the cold depths of space. Tycho locked himself into his Equus VII and hit the ignition switch. The bike was dirty from the constant e...

    • Author: Wilson A.
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • ...3,2,1 Lift-of

    He felt an acceleration of 4G’s

  • Oxygen Enough

    Final transmission. Help…Can’t breathe here. (Who doesn’t love a challenge?)

    • Author: Miss Molly
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Grand Space Lemmings

    Splat!, Splat!, Splat! “Not Again!” “What am i doing wrong?” thought Zandros the Demi-god as he watched in real-time as yet another of his creature creations committed mass suicide off the continents lone cliff. “Why do th...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 1)

    I was thirteen when I first embarked on my voyage to the island of Essieterra. I sailed on an enormous galleon, though there were few passengers on board. The captain was a centaur, and the crew consisted of amiable mice and geese. I was the only human...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 2)

    I had been wishing to get away from the human world for the summer, and after much pondering, believing, and dreaming, I had perceived a phantasmagoric place called Essieterra. Here, mystical creatures dwelled, and passion propelled the dreams of young...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 3)

    “Essieterra, straight ahead!” Captain Carrot declared. When our ship sailed into the port, I was trembling with excitement. Finally, I could live among creatures that I had only seen in pictures; creatures that I had only dreamed of. I spotted a he...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 4)

    His gaze drifted to each individual gathered in the throng before him. When Cornelius looked in my direction, there was an expression of hidden knowledge on his face; a look of immense respect and curiosity in his eyes. “Now, you all must know this....

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 5)

    Self-consciously, I raised my hand. Cornelius nodded towards me. “Ah, quite the diligent schoolgirl. Even when classes are dismissed, the lessons never cease.” A moment later, I piped up, “I…I think I know the special quality that we all have ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 6)

    As time went on, I grew both mystified and accustomed to life in Essieterra. Each day, I felt more connected to the community, and I relished in every surprise. Who knew that on a single island, it could be both day and night all at once, or that fairi...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 7)

    Everyone was extremely benign in this land. Even the trolls amused me with their wry sense of humor. I wanted to stay in Essieterra forever, and the others couldn’t bear the thought of me leaving, either. But I knew that I had to come home eventually...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 8)

    As the days went by, I came across an important realization. As mysterious, beautiful, unusual, and extraordinary the inhabitants of Essieterra were, none of us were absolutely perfect. Perhaps by having all of us special individuals come together, eac...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 9)

    One night (as well as day), when I was heading back to the castle after a great feast, I saw a brooding figure in the moonlight (and sunlight) gazing down at the shimmering waters of the sea. I realized that it was Cornelius’s silhouette. I walked ov...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 10)

    All of the female unicorns in Essieterra were madly in love with Cornelius. They would bat their eyelashes at him and giggle incessantly; flirting intensely and constantly. But none of this captivated Cornelius. He wished for someone with a beautiful s...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 11)

    “Cornelius, you’ll find her. You just have to keep believing in the power and potency of love. Promise me you’ll do this?” I asked. Cornelius nodded. “Yes, dear. As sure and the sun shines and the stars twinkle.” Then, I kissed his mane, ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 12)

    A few days later, while I was strolling through the forest, I came across an unbelievable sight. Against an oak tree lay a crying unicorn with a broken horn. She had glassy blue eyes and a white mane with pink streaks. She had broken her horn while hun...