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Posted in Science Fiction on Feb 18, 2022
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“The Death of a Universe” by Gwendolyn Labarcena
The universe was burning. Stars were decorating the darkness like fireworks on the Fourth of July, folding in on themselves before exploding into massive bursts of energy that torched anything that dared to be in their vicinities. Meteor showers threatened to steal the spotlight from the assortment of supernovas; the minuscule rocks whistled through the ...
“Another Flawless Accident” by Isabela Maher
“Where are we going?!” Aella shouted over the near-constant rumbling of thunder. Rai didn’t answer, although her shout had certainly been loud enough. An echo of her voice still rang in his ears. This girl had never been planet-bound before, and she was his responsibility. His father could not have made that clearer. Glowering and pulling her by the forearm, Rai sprinted towards the stables at full speed. They ...
“A Message from the Stars” by Kreig Durham
I, Reverand Genera lo’Motris of the Interplanetary Coalition, being of sound mind and body, do commit these collected records to the archive. Our star has mere days before its impending supernova consumes every planet, exterminating all life in this system. In hopes that our mistakes will not be made by others, we are launching the probe you now possess towards deep space. It contains the complete archives of our civiliz...
“The Universe of James Doyle” by Michelle Colpo
James Doyle scratched the nape of his thick neck, the jagged ends of his bitten fingernails prickling his skin uncomfortably. Dr. Marron was watching him from the screen, patiently waiting for his reply. “James,” Dr. Marron spoke quietly, although the speakers surrounding him made his words echo loudly throughout the chamber, “It is impertinent you state you understand.” “What does it matter,” he ...
“House that Moved ” by Karen Lethlean
House that Moved Well into an eerie evening, as twin suns withdrew light from hills appearing to encroach air whispered, here comes night, beware! Sitting on verandas, mesmerised by views off into thick trees, unhindered by walls of scrubs were hikers and their leader. Close together, enforcing one another against a sense of isolation dusky surroundings evoked. The Nat...
“The Pioneer” by J.M. North
Did it dream of red sands and a barren land where nothing blooms? The Pioneer knew it didn’t belong here. Not in this dusty, shallow grave that cradled its body of steel. Once, its purpose had driven it here, even if that purpose was now long forgotten. Something had woken it from its sleep. A call echoed somewhere deep within its mind—a wordless demand it couldn’t quite decipher. The Pioneer stretched its jointed...
“The Exoplanet” by Vijay Likhite
THE EXOPLANET In the observatory, named after Veer Savarkar, all the scientists were eagerly waiting to receive confirmatory signals. And they did. The existence of the exoplanet was affirmed. The team of Dr.Eric, Dr. Neah, Dr. Chris, Dr.Vanshika, and Dr. Mitchell were extremely elated that their suspected exo...
“The Planet Volatile” by Hail Ryder
The planet of Volatile was a globe of red and black stripes against the inky black expanse of the universe. It was small from my window on the shuttle, like a grain of sand getting bigger and bigger with every jump into hyperspace. When close enough, I could make out barely-there blues when the red clouds move around and some greens when the black lifts just a bit. The Planet of Volatile was one of thre...
“The odyssey” by Sasan Sedighi
“Sirah, Sirah,” a distant voice called her name.Sirah tried to open her eyes, but her eyelids were not in her command. They were heavy as if they were made of lead.“Sirah.”She heard her name again. Sirah was too exhausted to care and wanted to go back to sleep. She didn’t recall when she retired to bed. She had possibly had a good long sleep, but her weary body was still craving for slumber.“Wake up, Sirah,” the voice called again.“Who is calling my name?” Sirah asked herself. She didn’t recognize the vo...
“Quietus Kiss ” by Sheena Cureton
“William!” Where are you?" I tried to respond but strained to gain enough air. I could hear him tossing debris from the ship around. "We need to go... now!” Gaining enough strength, I pry open my eyes to find him me now. I began the struggle to sit upright. We need to find Brian and Cara, make our escape before they arrive. Mike pulls me to my feet before I can offer him my assistance. I’m...
“Men on Saturn” by Holly Jane
After the explosion last year in Skoll, not many Skollians survived. The catastrophe caused a hole in the center of the world, basically right into the middle of Skoll. Jasper Valentine wakes peering into a bright, cold room. He sits up looking around and sees a heart rate monitor. Jasper thinks to himself, “Why am I in the hospital and why is it so quiet?” He gets out of bed and walks over to the hospital room window and...
“Another World” by Hannah Martin
We don’t have names on our planet. In my head I refer to my mother as “The One I Came From”. It would be a mouthful if we spoke, but we don’t. We communicate through our thoughts. It brings us closer than your planet, which is full of wars and prejudice. On our planet, everyone is connected. We have no differences and we are at peace. That isn’t to say we are perfect. When the transmission came through, some of us thoug...
“Elegy of the First Pioneers ” by William Wong
Jorim Callan drifted at the threshold of the big, blue planet of Chloris. Five-thousand kilometers closer and he’d be in the kill zone of the Terrestrials’ orbital defense platforms and surface-to-space missiles. He was certain that his very distant nieces and nephews were holed up somewhere in the crater-cities of the Malina Chain. That great, domed ribbon of shattered ice taunted him as it entered ...
“Nova” by Gianna Thomas
I sat across from the small oval window I looked out of everyday. I speculated the cosmos moving that were passing my eyes. I wondered what life had been like before all of this. What was it like for our grandparents? “Imagining the world beyond here?” My best friend Marlow laughed as she took her usual seat beside me in the common area. I just smiled back. The truth is… I was imagining the world ...
“See Ya Later” by Tewfik Shiffa
“See ya later,” I say to Nuha as I lug the heavy duffel bag over my shoulder. “Be good to your mom for me, okay?” Nuha nods her head, and I give her one last hug before she runs over to Fay. “Can we go now?” she asks Fay. “It’s so boring here.” I smile. The dimly lit corridor is pretty boring. For an organization that prides itself on employee satisfaction, STAG sure doesn’t have a lively atmosphere. ...
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