Author: W.A. McDonald

Magic 8 Ball

Magic 8 Ball

My real father never did much for me, aside from give me life. My stepfather on the other hand, he showed me what it was to be a man, to be successful…responsible. He was a long haul over the road…

Greatest Show on…

Space Fleet

“Battle stations!” the ships AI called out automatically as a small collection of ships jumped into close proximity of the fleet. “What the hell is going on Lieutenant Daniels!” Rear Admiral Menzies called to his radar officer from his station…

Sedentarius

Automated City

Only the seed collection automot sees the seedier side of humanity these days, I think as the one who came to visit me rolls off me. All aspects of sensuality, seductiveness…humanity, gone as it goes into nurture and protect mode.…

Thirst

Dune Sunrise

Lieutenant Russ Ensign stood on the bridge of the SFS Axelos studying the data floating above the science table. Before him was a colorful holographic representation of sensor data for the planet the Axelos orbited. What puzzled him most was…

So Close

Companbot

The kiss is impassioned, time momentarily meaningless for both. Then, his eyes flutter open and he pulls back. She looks at him, then tips her head down demurely. He places a hand on her cheek, strokes just under her emerald…

Alternative Universe

Parallel Universe

As I close the door behind me, the feeling of guilt washes over me with an intensity never before felt. Cassandra would be deeply hurt if she found out about my weekly forays into Victoria’s world. As I pass through…

Greed of the Masses

Hands out for public money

I look into the mirror wishing I could shower.  My raven hair glistens with the days of accumulated oil. It’s razor straight, so a messy bun won’t do much to hide it. Instead, I tie most of it into a…

Born From Legend

Hit by a Bus

I was born from legend, it was not my actions that created such a legend. My role in this life is quite simple really, I hunt. Not just any living creatures. No, my pray is of a very specific sub…

Missed Opportunites

Fetus

Hers was a long journey. I watched as her archaic liquid rockets accelerated her primitive craft to escape velocity. The use of multiple stages to get her spacecraft up to escape velocity and their continued use that accelerated her to…