Posts Tagged sci-fi

What Happened to the Stars?

Captain Murtaugh of the Interstellar Trade Commonwealth exploration ship Wahoo rose from his command console and crossed to the science station. “Keg,” he said to the insectoid officer. “Have you scanned sector four? Something happened to the stars, it’s almost like they’ve disappeared.” The four foot tall insect chirped and whistled in its own language. […]

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To The Moon

#flashfiction #amwriting “Mission control from Daedalus,” Astronaut Roy Callum said. “Beginning checklist for orbital insertion.” “Roger Daedalus,” the tinny voice of the controller said from the speaker. “Upload of navigational plot in progress.” “I don’t know why we still do it this way,” Astronaut Mae Lewis said. “What do you mean?” Roy said. “Well, think […]

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Shadow of Europa

The European Union spaceship Cortez decelerated with a burst of rocket exhaust. The eight astronauts strapped into their acceleration couches in the command module gritted their teeth against the vibration of the vessel as it slowed to orbital velocity around Jupiter. “Insertion complete,” navigation officer LeBeuf said as the engines cut off. “Orbit within operational […]

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Drifting to Jupiter

    #picturefiction  #flashfiction Marta felt the pod buck as it separated from the mothership. A short burst of acceleration caused her already painful abdomen to clench, eliciting a small yelp of discomfort. The pod coasted around the keel of the mothership and vectored toward Ganymede. The computer clucked to itself as it calculated the […]

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