Stories tagged “space”

  • Our Greatest Mission

    “I’m not going to lie to you, son. This is our most important mission since the Mars rovers. Hell, maybe since Apollo 11.” “What is it, sir?” the captain asked. “We need you to make a delivery,” the general rep...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • She Wanders Lost

    She wanders lost Forever blind Always running out of time She wanders lost Through streets of embers Always encouraging her to Forget… Or maybe Remember? She wanders lost Through time and space Maybe its time To throw this race? She wanders lost...

  • Spaceship tragedies

    “Rear engines are down, weapons are offline and there is a fire in the engine room” said brian, “Any suggestions?” replied dave “well for one you could watch how you are holding your coffee” “…..Oh shit&#...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • J Space

    “General, we’re coming out of hyper-space.” The general, a tall dark haired experienced military man, stood in the control room staring out the 6 inch think reinforced glass into complete emptiness. Space, they had come out of hipper...

  • J Space (2)

    “Have they targeted us?” the General asked quickly. “I don’t think so sir, the debris must be shielding us!” Jackson said. What to do what to do. These are the reasons why not everyone can be a General. To fire on this shi...

  • What Used to be Earth

    “Warning! Warning!” Enigmas shouts awoke me from my peaceful sleep. “Estimated twenty five minutes before reaching destination” But her words did not reach me. My eyes were laid upon what used to be my home. What used to be Eart...

  • No Possible Correction

    “Orbital decay at 98%. Time remaining for possible correction: 00:04:52” The computerized and almost soothing female voice spoke over the intercom and reverberated throughout the cold, dark cabin. It had taken a long time to get here, moving faster...

  • Drop

    The lack of sound was the most difficult thing to deal with. He could manage everything else, the shock of being ejected from the ship, the knowledge that he was totally powerless as he plummeted toward the planet below.Even the fact that even a slight...

  • A Midnight Stroll

    It was always midnight here. Like an old silent film, no colors and no sounds. Of course, it was still brighter here than on the Shadowside. The guys were always joking that if Jim didn’t behave, they’d make him do the maintenance there ins...

  • A Neutral Observer

    There was no apocalypse. No day of reckoning. Oh, there was war. Disease. Famine. But there was no climax. And there was no one else. It was the future they had dreamed of. All those hopes for a better tomorrow finally realized. Yet something was missi...

    • Author: de Blount
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • ISOLATION

    SHIP LOG #000237—D:02/08/2085—TIME:-22:05pm(EST) “Hello, computer. It’s me, again. Well, obviously. Who else is there around here? Unless Kevin Bacon got invisible and sneaked onto the ship, but I think that’s unlikely, do...

    • Author: J. A. Keane
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • THE SIGNAL

    SHIP LOG #000001—D: 02/08/2084—TIME:14:08pm(EST) “Uh, hello? Is this thing on? OK, I think it’s working. Um, hello computer! This is Captain Donald Enslin here. I’m only guy who’ll be talking to you throughout this m...

  • Ball Turret Gunner

    Alarm horns cut through REM like a tri-laser through a Kleg attack ship. I sleep in the ball so I don’t have to waste time running or strapping into the hot seat. “The ball” is my battle station – Ball Turret USRQ-21. Mine is th...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Crash Landing

    Staring out the window of the ship at the myriad of stars, his mind wandered back to better days. He’d ruled a wonderful planet along with his beautiful wife. They were peaceful. However, someone had taken to causing trouble for him and his peop...

    • Author: Horrorfan13
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • SNOW

    The planet named Kryon 7 is in deep winter. It has been that way for nineteen million years. The purple clouds converge over all of Kryon 7 as the thick blizzard of blue luminescent snow blankets the world. Underneath Kryon, the long frozen ocean of fo...

    • Author: J. A. Keane
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Ambush At Corbin

    The fleet dropped out of light speed at Corbin, immediately opening fire on all visible satellites. The planet’s single moon, Epis, was on the far side, and those stationed on its shipping port would now be wondering why they were no longer recei...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Digital Love

    Thelonius-rM3-00879 (Thel879 for short) was damaged. A plasma bolt had hit the gun ports he had been operating. His upgraded armor had protected him from the bulk of the damage, but he was operating at half power and his cooling units were nonfunctiona...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Pillar - Not So Empty Space

    “It’s all so…artificial.” Captain Lang breathed heavily. “Thirty years, I’ve been wandering the rim on these hulks, defending Earth from whatever isn’t even out there.” Commander Tom Relk sat in his chair, listening to his Captain’s l...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Nester - Anticipation

    Tara lay prone on the hull, peering through the magscope mounted on her rifle. The dots had grown larger in the last hour and she knew battle was minutes away. The readout on her helmet visor read 980 kilometers. 979. 978. 977. Tara took a moment to gl...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Pillar - Gorged Predator

    It hung motionless in the void, its jagged outline drawing an obsene line against the majesty of the sky. Twinkles of light-windows-littered its alien hull. It had the look of a predator, gorged on a kill. Resting, but still alert. Next to it was its p...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Nester - Hailstorm

    An invisible hailstorm ripped through space from the hull of The Volta. The deadly energy bolts quickly converged on the flanking hoard of enemy boarders. Roughly 2,000 body-armored soldiers were approaching The Volta from port as the main assault rage...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Decision I'd Rather Not Face

    “Enigma, please give me the details of Earths current state” I say, still in awe. “Earths current condition is deemed uninhabitable. No traces of life are on record. Current temperature is 129 degrees Fahrenheit. Average PH of the oce...

  • The Pillar - Disappointed Rescue

    Commander Stine touched a button on his console. “Captain to C.I.C.” he spoke, and released, never taking his eyes off the viewscreen. A hundred years we’ve been out here, Stine thought. A hundred years and not a damn thing. So what the hell happ...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Escape Velocity: Zero

    Jordan LaMonica was often stung by the majestic brutality of the universe. In its every corner was wonder enough to induce rapture, and danger such as would stop the heart cold. It was both chaos and order on the grandest scale. The mysteries of a sing...

    • Author: ZorkFox
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Just a Purple Rock

    I opened the rocket doors and peered out into the extraterrestrial purple landscape, thick smog filled the atmosphere and high crater walls extended up into the martian sky. Upon my first steps form the shuttle the rockets beneath my feet seemed to emi...