Drop the Remainder

Drop the Remainder

"System status, Hermes?" Dan asked the empty room. "Everything is great, Dan," came the almost too human, too perfect voice out of the air. "How are you?" Dan smiled. "Yeah, pretty good buddy, pretty good. But ask me again in fifty...
Gift Horse

Gift Horse

Jack had never been down this particular road in all his years in the city. It was on the outskirts, old farmland with encroaching suburbs on all sides. Here and there the dirt track intersected trails that ran through the woods on either side. He barely saw any of...
Little Green Man

Little Green Man

The creature stands, unmoving, staring at the suns. There are two of them in the clear, pale blue sky. The only sound comes from the breeze blowing across the wide plain. It ripples the tall grass growing there, and rustles the leaves of the few trees dotting the...
My Empire For A Battery

My Empire For A Battery

Spiegal ran, had been running for hours now. The charge gauge was only a slight tilt of his head away but he didn’t dare look at it. Not yet. No, he needed to run for at least another hour before he looked. Then it might be enough that he could stop. The afternoon air...
Earthrise

Earthrise

It would come up again soon, or rather they would come to it. From her position in the observation lounge, Tess could see the grey, cratered surface of the Moon rolling by below. Beyond it was only the blackness of space. For now. She looked at the timer on her...
In The Machine

In The Machine

The artist knows what he wants to capture. The artist knows the ebb and flow of life, can feel it through his practised eye and steady hand. What a load of bullshit. I get paid for what I do. I’m a professional artist. But you know what? Every fucking time is...