Getting to the Party

He ran the comb through his hair and looked into the rear view mirror, sleek mirror shades looking back microfine nanofibers running like veins over his face. “Looking fine.” He said to himself, sitting back in the seat of his exclusive sports car, “Super-Fine.” “We’ll be arriving at the venue in 30 seconds Mr Finnegan.” A feminine voice came out of the panel in front of him. He didn’t respond, instead, he checking through his…

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What We Left Behind

She yawned loudly and stretched long elegent limbs reaching for the air. “Good morning El-2112” A voice came from the right of her as she opened her catlike lime green eyes. “Good morning system.” She blinked, all the tiredness that she seemed to feel just moments before was gone as her brain chemistry was adjusted. “What would you like for breakfast today?” The voice queried, now coming from a comfortable mid point somewhere ahead of…

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“Conflict seems to be inevitable, the lords of the outer cluster have made a move towards the reinforced positions. I suspect they are intending on siding with your brother.” She lent back and spat out a curse in the old tongue then looked at her chancellor. “And what of those simpering cowards spinewards?” “They seem to be predisposed to waiting and seeing.” She clicked her tongue “There are no bystanders in this entanglement. Inform them…

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Atoms of Men

A world with an enemy that has no more concern for human beings than human beings have about photons. A boy and girl find love while training in an offworld mecha programme, they’re shipped to a world on the frontier where the explorers uncover an ancient relic. The ancient relic begins to convert the exploration ship into monstrous hell scape. The main characters desperately struggle to survive against the faceless entity.

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Nobody Dies

Kai was crouched behind a burnt-out pickup truck along the New Atlantic Superway waiting, she subconsciously flicked through overlays on her hud checking the overlay map, her inventory screen, crew list, then to the drone overhead in stealth mode. She could see four trucks coming up the road, she flicked it over to heat vision, ten moogs. I see them, they’ll be here in two minutes, She tapped into her comms unit. “Good, is everything…

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Pointless

He stood in the king’s hall as the other summoned heroes glared at him, hate burning in their eyes after the accusations of the Princess. The king yelped and barked impotent rage. Kane’s head was pounding with unbridled rage, already have concluded that this was all a waste of his time and energy and that there was no point in talking in this kangaroo court. Besides he’d committed no crime here and would not grovel,…

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Consequences

“I want to see them all dead, their friends their parents, their grandparents, their children and children’s children. Kill every last thing they hold dear. Then bring them before me. Then let them rage as I face out into the stars, and shoot them in the head. So that they know in their last moment I not only hate them, hate them with a passion born so deep they can barely fathom but that that…

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Suprised

“So, what are you gonna do about it pussy? You gonna try and do something about it? All you lot are the same, weak, worthless, subhuman tra-” the man stopped, shocked by the event that just unfolded, the weakling he had just been berating appeared to have stabbed him. In the throat. The boys facial expressions were completely unchanged as he pulled the blade back, blood splurting from the mans throat. His friends turning white…

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War

The armored man picked the boy up by the scruff of his neck with one hand, the other still clutched around a sword still fresh with the blood of the boys mother. “You’ve got some fight boy.” “I’ll kill you!” The Rath shrieked. “Of course you will, just like that dead wench was gonna protect you.” The man sneered and jolted his head towards the bloody mound on the ground that had been Rath’s mother.…

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