Stories tagged “space”

  • Seeking Life (part 2)

    She couldn’t open her eyes. They were too heavy. Everything felt weightless. “Why can’t I lift my arm?” she tried to speak but the words died in her throat in a garbled, flat noise. “Don’t try to move, lieutenant. Yo...

  • Seeking Life (part 3) (Mature)

    She woke as the zero gravity chamber adjusted to match the ship’s atmosphere and she felt her body come to rest on the mattress. Air hissed as the door opened and she could hear the doctor and his assistant checking bandages, muttering numbers. T...

  • Leaving Home

    I turn the page of the diary. The beginnings of the next entry are there, but otherwise it all is obliterated by blood. The cameras show a riot breaking out following a murder by Warehouse B. In the chaos, someone blew a hole in the hatch. The air ran ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Waste not, want not

    Captains log Day 007 Well it’s done. We used the last of the fuel for the ion drives. We’ve been accelerating at 1 g for a week now and have travelled more than 1200 au’s. We are almost at 2% of the speed of light. The fastest thing man has ever ...

  • Dear Diary

    1440 hrs 10-31-33 LE Che was 19 when he wrote the motor cycle diaries. There was a 15 y/o kid that fought in the American Revolution that kept a diary. Anne Frank was 13 and she kept a diary. So my keeping a diary of what happens to us, well maybe some...

  • Shadow Warp

    Shadow Warp. Casual viewers dubbed it because of the way the starship dims and then blackens, turning so black it’s silhouette is visible against the black, starry space. Then it just fades away. It is the diametric opposite of the previous Faste...

    • Author: Nauctshea
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Catapult Drive

    Now, Catapult Drive is different all together. There’s no complicated multi-dimensional physics involved. In fact, most children have a good grasp on the principles. Catapult Drive is the mainstay of inter-planetary travel within a star system. T...

  • Verily, a Ship of Fools

    Captain’s Log Day 8135 The General Assembly voted to go ahead with the plan. Ideally, we could still perform a wide gravity-assist maneuver and end up where we want to go, albeit much later. Captain’s Log Day 8138 We went out to harvest the...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Survivor's Guilt

    I have always dreamt of feeling space. As I’m out here, maintaining this ark, this generation ship, I feel close to the Universe. It flows through me. I am it and it is I; there is nothing else. The closest I’ve ever been to its pure majest...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Hobsons choice

    Captains Log Day 8170 For the past 20 days the plan has been in place. It was hoped that enough of the colony would see the need for self sacrifice, and voluntarily enter the euthanasia program and be recycled. To have any of us survive, 6 in 10 must g...

  • Hobson's Shoes

    Captain’s Log, Day 8191 Ship operations were as normal as could be expected today. It feels weird writing that. I have this nagging feeling inside me, that I can’t live up to Hobson’s standards, but everybody else seems to have faith ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Happy New Year

    Captain’s Log, Day 8191 For what it’s worth, Happy New Year. 34 L.E. Thirty-four years since the Earth blew itself to hell. How far we’ve come…almost a tenth of our journey, behind us… I for one am glad that Donald and the...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Derelict

    The ship was dead on the outskirts of the Sparkler nebula, a lone, hulking metal wreck. Holes coated the hull, likely the result of a run-in with a Tausian War Bird and its Mass Shifter Cannons. The G.E.C. Odysseus sidled up next to the derelict. Vale ...

  • Breaking News

    Newsfeed 1030 01/15/34 LE The criminal, Patrick Scott, was killed this morning while attempting to murder Pastor Jonas. Scott has been sought for failure to report for recycling. His actions in continuing to use resources have been an ongoing danger to...

  • Autopsy

    Excerpt of Autopsy report on subject Patrick Scott. Black male, aged 37. 178 cm tall 69.5 Kg Subject displayed superficial wounds consistent with powder burns to the back of both hands and the left hand middle, index finger and thumb. The right thumb i...

  • Connie's Secret

    “Hey guys, wha’cha up to?” Tessa called through the mostly empty house, and poked her head into the next room. She beheld her two good friends, Connie and Perry, at a workbench in the far corner, animatedly whispering to each other an...

  • Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain

    From the desk of Richard Tertius, By Grace of God, Archbishop Clarence. I am surrounded by incompetent idiots like you. I told you to get rid of N and you botched up what should have been a simple job. What the hell were you thinking? No. Never mind. ...

  • Rule of Thumb, check it twice

    From: Coroner T.J. Matteson To: Captain Richmond Re: Investigation of the death of Patrick Scott. Sir, As per your request we have conducted a second examination of the location of Mr. Scott’s death. I regret to inform you that we did seem to miss so...

  • Tessa's Reaction

    Connie watched Tessa’s expression fade in and out of You’re joking. and What? as she digested the information. Tess wasn’t sure whether to laugh out loud or run screaming. So she hid behind a coffee cup. “Are you serious?”...

  • Ever Onward

    “Enjoying your company?” On the balcony Nallog – sharing a bottle of wine with the severed head – turned and glared at his son. “I wished not to be disturbed.” The Prince smiled. “I dislike your presence as much as you dislike mine, but y...

  • A Captain's Rant

    Captain’s log – August 18, 2217 Command HQ is a large gaggle of addled, brain dead, ignorant pencil-pushers who have never done an honest day’s work in their lives! This includes my wife who set up this damned crew roster. Could they ...

  • The Captain's Solution

    Captain’s Log – August 22, 2217 Quiet. So quiet. And peaceful. Crew problems solved. No more insubordination from my second. No more fourth rate food from the cook. No more insane rants from the engineer. Oh, sure, they started screaming af...

  • Exchanges

    I felt as if I weighed a thousand kilograms. Of course, when you’re shot out of a mass driver at ten gees, one feels ten times one’s weight at Earth-grav. A severed hand hit me in the arm. Thankfully, it hit me there. If it had hit my helme...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Vortices

    He stood on the surface of the rough, desert planet; small vortices of sand, like ghosts, swirling and drifting around the ankles of his suit. He stared up at the sky, the familiar stars of home in unfamiliar constellations sparkling back at him, and t...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • To the Event Horizon

    Fast were the reactions. Virtual particle/antiparticle pairs appeared, interacted with space-time, disappeared. Some annihilated one another, but others were torn apart as the black hole swallowed one, letting the other one loose unto the Universe. The...

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