Tag Archives: Worldbuilding

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

Posted in Short Story, Worldbuilding | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Short Story, Worldbuilding | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Short Story, Worldbuilding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Short Story, Worldbuilding | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Short Story, Worldbuilding | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Short Story, Worldbuilding | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Short Story, Worldbuilding | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Short Story, Worldbuilding | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sketch Practice

Every now and again, I try my hand at sketching. I’m not very good at it. But for the last month, I’ve been trying to sketch every day I can, in an effort to get better. So here are some … Continue reading

Posted in Pop Culture, Something Different, Worldbuilding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ashtray

Hando looked across the wide conference table, eyes locked on an ashtray sitting there. He didn’t know why it was there. The thing was glass, or some glass-like synthetic, he couldn’t really tell. Translucent and dark, ‘smoky’ was the best … Continue reading

Posted in Short Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment