Category Archives: Short Story

Jane’s War (part 5)

Jane (23.2.120.3) woke and stretched. She spent some time trying to work a kink out of her arm before remembering that particular arm wasn’t there anymore. She looked about for her arm. It was on the nightstand, and she had … Continue reading

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Long ago

Long ago, in the days when there were still fish in the oceans and cars on the roads, there lived a woman who was not afraid of governments destroying us. It had nearly happened, she knew that, but that was … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 4)

Connecting to the soldier’s implants digitally was almost trivial. The hard part was the actual manipulation of data. For obvious reasons, the implants were designed to resist this exact sort of tampering. Covering her tracks was time consuming as well. … Continue reading

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The Fleet [Up the Spine]

Getting from Hab to the Spine is easy in theory. Just keep going up until you get to the doors labeled “Warning: Low Gravity Zone.” Theories are treacherous things. The gravity starts getting weaker pretty much immediately once you’re out … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 3)

The extraction took seven hours. Much quicker than Jane had expected. Accessing military implants was no easy task. Any wrong move could set off the sensors meant to detect tampering and slag the implant, which usually made the extraction a … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 2)

Jane examined her tools. They were hers, not just whatever was in surplus. Somebody had gone up to the dormitories and taken her tools from her belongings. Jane had to remind herself that it was a breach of her privacy. … Continue reading

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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXV)

Beth let the air flow out of her chest as she brought her elbows up to her knees. She lowered her shoulders to the floor, then brought them back up, touching her elbows  to her knees again. She had so … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 1)

Jane (23.2.120.3) flexed her new fingers. It wasn’t her first artificial limb, she already had a replacement leg from the knee down. But she never thought much about the responsiveness or flexibility of her leg. It simply wasn’t something she … Continue reading

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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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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXIV)

Sand. It was everywhere. Kicked up by boots, in the air, in his clothes, in his mouth. Sand and dead grass, all around him. Sand and grass and the burning sun beating down. People were yelling at him. He could … Continue reading

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