Tag: Sci-Fi

Variant CXXIV

Variant 124

“Jane, have they released the numbers from the last census?” I asked my wife as I checked the locks that secured our bunker. “There wasn’t a census,” she replied flatly. She sat in one of those collapsible chairs we used…

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

I found something, I said in an IM to Elynne. What? She responded later that day. It’s a place. A place where we can escape, be together, isolated for as long as we want, “Katmandu!” I hoped she would make…

The Candy Man

The Candy Man

 We called him the “Candy Man.” The first time I saw him was just after we moved to south Minneapolis. He shuffled along the opposite side of E 50th St, from my parents’ house. It was summer, but the old…

Time Machine

Time Machine

Kent and Tonya lay skin to skin bathing in the glow of mutual pleasure. After thirty-five years of marriage, the desire, intimacy, and passion still flourished. Though it was their anniversary, it wasn’t the only reason for an intimate romp.…

Electric Oasis

Recharge Oasis

When I was a young man, a cross country trip in your car meant short pit stops to refill and recharge. Hell, if my math is any good, most cars could go six hours without stopping. It was mother nature…

Into Nothing

Black Hole

As a scientist I have wondered about a lot of things, but never have I wondered what it would be like to be wholly conscious, but unable to move or speak. As strange as that may sound, it gets stranger.…

Not Fair

Alien Invasion

I was harvested three days ago. No one knew what to expect when one is harvested, because no one ever returns to earth after harvest.  What we imagined was for the conditions to be deplorable, but we were wrong. Being…

Can’t Prove a Negative

Time Travel

So, I have this friend. His name is Garrett. Garrett fancies himself a writer, though his only source of income is as a truck driver. Garret writes, mostly science fiction, but I think I am the only one who reads…

Stone Age

Warrior

There are stories of a time when all of mankind was united. A time when there were no wars between peoples. But that was before my time. War is what I prepare for now as I adjust my helmet, shrug…

Bigger Fish

There's always a bigger fish.

“What do you want to see?” I asked my girlfriend Ashley without looking up from my phone, scrolling through the movies playing at the local theater. “How about that new zombie movie,” she suggested with way too much enthusiasm. I…