Author Archives: fredhesser

Elder of the Conclave

(a short little scene I wrote while brainstorming a science fiction setting) The Gorgon Fleet was making another run at the warp gate. This would be their third run within the last year. “We have firing solutions locked in on … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (conclusion)

Alirio hurried down the concrete passage, ostensibly following Koya though there was nowhere to go but straight ahead. Koya had ignored a few dozen identical metal doors that lined the halls down here, below the Taskmaster’s compound. Between them, Jean … Continue reading

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No Story This Week

So I was hoping to keep my every other week schedule for a bit, but I hit a small snag this week. I was on a camping trip this past weekend, and being away from my computer, I made sure … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (part 3)

“Nobody escapes,” Alirio said, very sure of it. “Shaysh who?” the soldier smiled. Or tried to. His attempt made his face even more terrifying. “Nobody ever has,” Alirio shook his head as he said it. “Eshcapesh happen all the time,” … Continue reading

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The Fleet [Scene of the Crime]

I turned the body a bit and got a better look at the boy. It was a boy. Not old enough to call it a man. Hair was shaved, and the scalp was tattooed like the kids down the Spine … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (part 2)

The pain made everything a blur. Alirio could tell he was being dragged somewhere, then hefted onto something, but it was all a vague, broad strokes sort of awareness. All the details eluded him, as even with the implant off, … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War

Alirio heaved the skid forward, throwing all his weight into the ore laden package along with three other slaves. He didn’t know their names. More than thirty slaves had died in Alirio’s barracks in the last month. Ebola. The Taskmasters … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Political

So let’s talk about something terrible. Over the last week or so, I’ve seen a renewed concerned over a possible Muslim registry, especially in light of the ban on entry from some Muslim majority countries. Now this is horrible, and very … Continue reading

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Software

Allison was in a room with green carpet. She found it hard to believe that any government office would ever put in lime green carpeting, but her brain wouldn’t process R values anymore. Everything else was fine, but no matter … Continue reading

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Saghir de Oppara

This is a story I may or may not come back to. It’s a shameless fan-fiction if we’re being honest. I believe I’ve mentioned before that I play a lot of tabletop rpgs, and this is a bit of story … Continue reading

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