Stories tagged “spaceship”

  • A new enemy or companion? Pt1

    There it was, a fraction of a second, barely visible to the human brain, but leaving afterimages on the ship’s multifunction monitor. The captain ordered a still image. Clearly, a ship of unknown origin appeared. Back to the live feed. The ship w...

  • A Seam in Space?

    “Sir, I can’t follow the course, something is strange here.” “What do you mean?”, the captain replied obviously annoyed. “The course of this ‘thing’ doesn’t make sense. I can’t find any anal...

  • A Seam in Space? Pt. 2

    “Computer, make a complete scan of the trajectory of the ship to see if it leaves some trail behind” “Counselor, can you sense some presence?” “Sir, I can sense something, but I can’t say what exactly it is.”, ...

  • Sweeper

    May 12, The ship had been drifting out-system for over a week after the initial mayday. It was one of those messages. The kind that ends in a scream, which itself ends in a gurgle. Our ship, a Sweeper class lovingly called Blood ’N Guts, was depl...

  • Negative Pressure (Mature)

    May 13, We found the first one in Medical Bay. Whether patient or experiment, I’ll never know. He—no, it, always it—lay back on a gurney. Straps crossed at forehead, chest, and hip. Padded manacles locked down the hands and feet. It h...

  • Hic Sunt Dracones

    John pointed at the flapping thing on the rear viewscreen. “What the hell is that?” Goraidh leaned forward, squinting against the brightness in the otherwise dark bridge. “I would say that’s a dragon.” John shook his head....

    • Author: Colt Lemons
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • With the Stars

    Damien gazed up at the night sky, then down upon the vessel they had constructed. “Do you think this is going to work, sir?” The Master paused in his final launch preparations to consider the question. “Every wizard, mage, and acolyte...

    • Author: Reiko516
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Negative Pressure (edit/re-post for Challenge) (Mature)

    We found the first one in Medical Bay. Whether patient or experiment, I’ll never know. He—no, it, always it—lay back on a gurney. Straps crossed at forehead, chest, and hip. Padded manacles locked down the hands and feet. It had been a feisty bas...

    • Author: Colt Lemons
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Shooting Star

    Adam was standing up, looking at his bedroom window. It was midnight. A shooting star passed by. “That’s a weird shooting star,” He thought to himself. A thud was heard from the backyard. “Wait a minute,” “DAD!”...

  • Remnants

    Bob stared, his mouth gaping at the unnatural naturalness of it all. “But… but where did you come from?” The dust shimmered slightly, as though it were laughing. Isn’t it obvious? These particles, every atom of them, are all tha...

  • Accidents in the Workplace (Mature)

    Turner knew as soon as the word slipped out of his mouth that this wouldn’t end well. “Bollocks” was a generally accepted indication that things were going to get really bad really, really quickly. Another good indicator was the Engin...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Wrench

    “Dang it!” Samson breathed. “What?” I asked, concerned. I paid the line some slack and carefully placed my magnetic boots so that I could see him better. Samson pointed away from the ship. “I lost the wrench.” I gaze...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Enigma XT23

    “Enigma, what is the estimated time of arrival?” I asked in the eerie quiet. The computer responded “The craft will reach your destination in approximately four hundred and twenty five years” “Have the others already gone ...

  • 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 9 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 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Zeus, so03-379-104-2

    “There’s nothing here, sir.” “What do you mean ‘nothing’?” Captain Mercur was angry. After six months of waiting they finally got a message from Vanir, and it was a false lead? “Give me the camera feed.&#...

    • Author: Alotar
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • 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 9 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 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 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 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Nester - The Miss (Mature)

    Tara’s eyes went wide with surprise. She’d missed. In six years of war, she’d never missed. Twenty Eight major engagements 1,692 confirmed kills. 0 misses. Until today. She stared across the void through her magscope at the approachin...

    • Author: Browncoatben
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nester - The Assault

    The uncanny foe jerked itself in all directions with precise thruster blasts. It seemed to wrap around the invisible energy bolts like an unholy vine. It managed to evade every shot as if they were tennis balls playfully lofted by a child. Tara was, be...

  • The Pillar - A Graphite Figure

    It was hard to move fast with the gravity off. The regular rhythm of walking was thrown off by the grav-boots he wore. So, he turned them off. Pushing against the walls, Stine and his men drifted aft down the corridor. “Report, Lieutenant.” “...

  • Defiance

    “Why should I listen to you?” Mercur spat. “You didn’t listen to me. None of you listened to me.” “But where’s the proof?” Johnson pleaded. “It makes no sense! The Spinners wouldn’t attack us....

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Return

    “Unidentified Ship, you are entering the system of Alexis Majora, currently under a state of breached emergency quarantine. All civilian spacecraft are advised against entering this system.” The calm, synthesised voice was as familiar as ev...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Something in the System

    “We got an inside job, hostile influence in the system. Security teams abandon search, go to syssec stations please.” “Carto, security’s on high alert – two men are dead, and they don’t know why. May be our man.̶...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.