Unexpected Discovery

The creature looked dubiously at the disc in its hands; what could it mean? It placed the disc within the box that had protected it so far and in its satchel to be shown to the scientist on board the ship before moving forward. The planet they were orbiting around now was once rich; they’d…

Harvest

They’d be trudging through the desert for weeks now, the sun hotter from one day to the next. Their canteens were almost empty and their food reserves low. Unless they found a way fast, they wouldn’t make it back. Selene turned when she heard the sound of someone landing heavily in the sand. Greon was…

Real or Unreal

Tessa didn’t understand what happened; she knew sometime ago she had another name, another life. But here… she wasn’t so sure. The worst about it was she didn’t know which was real and which wasn’t. She’d only tried to escape the janitor after a stupid prank and entered a room in the school she’d never…

Journey ~ Ailbhe

She’d been on the road for almost 20 days; she knew, she’d counted. And it was really hard. She usually didn’t mind the heat, but here it was unbearable. It wasn’t the temperature: it was the sand. It infiltrated everywhere. Discomfort was… always. Every movement felt stiff and awkward. It wouldn’t leave her joints. Every…

Guest ~ Going Home

Georgia walked towards the podium. By the time she turned to everyone, silence had stretched throughout the room and they all were watching her. She’d never needed to ask for people’s attention. She commanded it; something she enjoyed tremendously. She cast an imperial glance over the assembled guests. “I would like to have a toast.”…

Forbidden ~ Luminoscope

Professor Grabcheat stepped back observing the machine. He was confident it would function this time. Although when one was aiming for glory, sacrifices must be made, a price must be paid. He knew it was forbidden but what would posterity remember? The death or the amazing aura of knowledge and glory this would give their…

Empty ~ Vessel

Empty; it was completely empty. They hadn’t expected that. Finding that docking station had been pure luck but it was still surprising that it should be so. “Emma, check the upper levels. There has to be someone here. Or they left a short while ago.” Emma could tell. The entire machinery of the docking level…

If I Could Turn Back Time ~ No Changing The Past

In response to the Daily Post writing prompt If I could turn back time If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why? When he saw her, his…

Route/Root ~ Salvation

In response to Linda G Hill stream of consciousness prompt Route/Root Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “route/root.” Use one, use both, use them as they are, or add something to them. Have fun! My name is Saimh. I travel with a group of people who live at the margin of what’s…

Science ~ Clones

In response to DeviantArt Flash Fiction Month July 27 prompt: Science image by Fuacka He looks up blinking, shocked at what he sees. The light is slightly blinding but that’s not what makes him gasp. He must be dreaming. Yes, he will wake up and realize that it was all a dream, or nightmare. He’s…

Tattoo… You? ~ A World in Heritage

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt Tattoo…You?. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin? His fingers traced the lines of her body, softly, gently as if she were the most

Flash Fiction Month July 14 ~ Revolution

In response to DeviantArt Flash Fiction July 14 Challenge “JUPITER!” The name resounded in the tunnel. They were coming. Damn it! No one was supposed to be there today. There was no choice. And there wasn’t much time left. One more. “Ready! Mercury?” The engineer was already keying