Stories tagged “space”

  • Let's Have a War (Mature)

    “Captain, one more hit and we’re dead!” Captain Cho thought for a moment. They could run. No problem. They’d be in the next system before these schmucks could recharge their lasers. Though hotheaded, the Xan didn’t really ...

    • Author: Ben Jarrell
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Space Pirates

    “Crap, where did I leave it this time.” “I think I found it sir.” “Let me see boy.” The 3 eye, one arm, and one wooden peg leg pirate. Held up a key for the captain to see, “My boy do you not know what key that is.” “Is it the key...

  • Alternative TJ Universe

    Okay, we can spend our summer holidays on the Moon and the moons of Saturn and Jupiter. Boring piece of rock, but you can’t see even that because you’re shielded by fucking airtight domes, because the human species is so pathetic that you w...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • The Fabric of Space

    “Go ahead, touch it,” said the voice. The wall was larger than I could fathom. I trembled as I reached forward, terrified, but you wouldn’t know it through the thickness of the pressurized gloves. My fingers pressed lightly into the s...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dead Stars

    Where does a star go when it dies? To wait in the Stardust Place. It’s where all the dead stars are, very much alive. They talk and walk and everywhere they go they leave tiny trails of glittery stuff behind them. Glittery stuff – it is sof...

  • Hard Radiation

    Solar flares are an astronaut’s worst nightmare. I mean, there’s other stuff to worry about, as you hurtle through space in the tin can you’re calling home. Running out of air, because the scrubbing system’s failed, or, perhaps,...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Deep Space Disaster

    “There’s a problem.” “I know, I checked the stabilizer pods yesterday and they were running a little hot. I’ll look into it.” “No, I mean a real problem.” “Don’t tell me we’re leaking so...

  • Calling Mercury Station

    “Calling Mercury Station, come in Mercury Station, this is Terminator Habitat One.” Ensign Bridds kept calling into the speaker, but nothing came back. “Captain I can’t reach them. Should I try Solar Station Gamma?” Captai...

    • Author: Byrdman216
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Prepping to Launch

    So we’d been sent up to screw the bulb back in. A routine mission. But even now, two hundred years after Gagarin and Glen, nothing about space travel is ever routine. There’s too much that can go wrong. It’s funny to say that, given t...

  • Rescued at Last?

    A clang that shook the entire ship jolted her out of her meditation. She gasped, regretting it a moment later as she remembered her oxygen conservation techniques. Was she being rescued? Or was it just another piece of space debris hitting the ship? No...

  • Planetary Repossession

    Hendrik’s image appeared, projected onto the clouds of steam and smoke the cannon fire had created. How could you leave me? he thundered. Everything you ever wanted, I gave you. I draped you in silk and jewelry. I heaped upon you the wealth of pl...

  • The Rise before the Fall.

    There were so many lights. They burned bright within his mind, illuminating every dark and hidden memory. He had called himself Elliot, but Elliot was merely a shadow cast by one of the lights. Elliot was a place to hide- from his pursuers and himself....

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Muffle

    Unit MFL061 sat placidly at his console, focused tightly on piloting the heavy ship through the mess of an ion storm, plas-skin covered index finger tracing the starmap touchscreen with cool determination. One of the few humanid bots on the crew, MFL06...

    • Author: Usagi
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Two Questions in Space and Time

    “Did you hear what I said?” “Hrmm, yes.” “Great. And can you let me in the airlock now?” “I’m thinking about it.” “What I said or letting me in?” “Yes.” It was at this point ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Deep Space Boredom

    Out beyond the solar system lies the Deep Space Comm Relay One Station. The stations main purpose was to maintain the communications network. It was staffed by two organics and a robot. The job was simple, push a big red button every 2 hours, hence the...

  • The Landing Party

    There was a thud, then a hiss. The red light above them turned green as a monitor flickered on next to the door. Landing successful. “Gee, that’s a relief.” Two men sat inside the cramped interior of the craft, breathing heavily under...

  • The Landing Party of Two. (Mature)

    “Scouts. First to die.” Webster hated scouting. He was stuck with the blue circle on his shoulders at all times as scouts do. No helmets, light armor and bullshit SMGs with light rounds. Ever since coming into scouts, he remembered their un...

  • The Station

    The door slid open without a sound. Oswald ducked inside, then signaled the all-clear. Cautiously, they searched the entrance hall. “No sign of them here. Next room.” Webster slowly breathed out. Intel said there was likely no danger, but t...

    • Author: Anthelion
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Train

    Webster stared uneasily at the storm from out the windows of the speeding train. “You’re sure about that thing?” Oswald glanced up from his PDA. “Well, I can’t really be positive, but I’ve got some data about what...

  • Inside the Iceberg

    Outside, Webster and Oswald couldn’t see the size of the base, but the PDA attested to the size. Webster felt like he was inside an iceberg. It was cold and wet everywhere; giant once below. “So are we going to check the problems with the p...

  • Mission of Love

    Meanwhile in the ruins of Versailles tiny points of metal made delicate music across marble floors. Dispatched on their duty the minuscule minions of justice set about a task theoretically beyond them. The parts should be too large to maneuver. The int...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Test - Flashback (Webster and Oswald)

    “Name.” “Oswald, sir. Robert Oswald.” “So you’re Oswald. You’ve got quite the report. Impressive.” “Thank you, sir.” “Why did you join Intelligence?” “My father was an engine...

  • Last Gasp

    Almost there, she thought as she dragged herself down the corridor. She could see the doorway ahead, and hear the sounds of the creatures behind her. Zombies. Centuries of human exploration and expansion, and it all comes down to zombies. The moaning w...

    • Author: DredZed
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Back into the Vacuum

    The alarms rang out loudly – Hull Breach! flashed on all the panels on the walls of the craft. She ran her digits over the controls, blurring into oblivion as she slowly tried to bring each section back online. A futile task it seemed, the crack ...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Freakish Observer

    Suddenly I am aware. Memories of a life, of sunshine, of hills, and meadows Of waves crashing up a beach Of a great city, and people! Of friends! But none of this is here now. I don’t know if it ever really was. I am alone. So I wait. And I drea...

    • Author: transit
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5