Category Archive: Short Stories

May 31 2015

Confined Space

When his shuttle arrived at the docking hub in low earth orbit, James couldn’t wait to unhook the straps pinning him into his seat and fly for the first time in microgravity. He ended up ricocheting around the cramped station, frustrated at his lack of coordination, to where his assigned ship was docked. Life on …

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Apr 01 2015

The Progress of Perception

Guest Post by Professor Howard Argus I understand there are some nasty rumors out there about me and the prosthetics my lab has developed. I would like to put to rest any fears out there by relating this experience from my life, which will illustrate to everyone exactly why my work is so essential. When …

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Mar 01 2015

Keeping the Flames Alive

“This is so much more peaceful than Physical.” In the memory of Stonefisher’s first visit to the Lounge, she stares at everything. Her persona’s skin is the texture of granite. “Here, I won’t have the same people judging every memory I post,” she says, collapsing into a huge beanbag chair next to EverFlame. Mei’s memories …

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Feb 04 2015

Henchman Worries

Mike embezzled some money from the bank he once managed and served two years in minimum security prison. After that, he took the only opportunities he could get, determined to live down the mistake. There was a break-in at the warehouse where he found work, and the bosses blamed a foreman named Otto, who had …

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Jul 05 2014

I’m A Published Author

As in, not just self-published. The past few months, one of the things I’ve been doing is writing short stories and sending them out, trying to reach a wider audience than I can by posting on my own site. One of those stories struck a nerve. I had the idea of a man meeting his …

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