Category: Short Story

These are my own short stories.

Invaders

Population devastating meteor impact

You would think that the strangest thing about my tale is that I never wanted to be an astronaut. No, in fact I wanted to be, and until nine years ago, I was a truck driver. Now, here I sit,…

Benjamin II

Old Windmill by pump house

Benjamin knew his mom didn’t want him seeing the neighbor anymore. Not after all the racket Mr. Moore made when he started his invention…it took Benjamin’s little brain a moment to recall the noisy, smelly contraptions name…engine. Yup, his mom…

MaVRIC

Cyber Warrior

With the dawning of consciousness came confusion. My mind struggled with the idea that I was lucky to be alive, and the knowledge that of course I should be alive. “This is not what I signed up for,” I heard…

Teenage Galactic Explorer

Doorway to the Galaxy

Blog Entry #1 – April 22, 2025 You would think being a teenage galactic space explorer would be exciting, if not at least interesting. Well, it’s not either. In fact, it is kind of boring. By now, if you are…

Autonomous = Out of a Job

Autonomous Truck

“Technology is kind of a double-edged sword,” my buddy says to me via the CB radio. “How’s that?” I respond, after pulling the mike to my mouth, stretching the mini bungy chord that kept the microphone in easy reach. “That’s…

Luddite

General Abasi Masad scanned the battle torn fields before him. He could not help thinking it looked like the opening scene to that very ancient movie Terminator. Lines of battle marked by shattered mechs and mangle human corpses. Mechs continue…

Swipe

Hand Swiping

I have been putting this off for weeks. I really thought Lauren was the end of looking for my life partner using an app. Alas, I was wrong. She sent me text a few months ago telling me she needed…

Benjamin

Old Windmill by pump house

Benjamin kicked his feet little feet along the gravel road more than walked. His eyes focused more on his loosely clad feet and the next target for a vicious kick, than the world around him. He spotted a good size…

Determined Resistance

Invading Ships

“How many times have we launched an attack with this level of success?” The commander asked looking about the room, his staff squished into relaxation slings stationed about the room. His question was not with spoken words, but signals sent…

DMMC

DMMC Approved

It’s said that humans can adapt to anything. For the most part I agree. There are a couple of exceptions. One is acute pain. Who ever created this mess called humanity knew enough to make sure we never became accustomed…