Gravity Flux

Larry studied the gravity gauge. It said, ‘Today, gravity will be…’ and there was a light next to the current status. It read, ‘Very light. Bounce around wherever you like.’ He frowned, turned to his instructor. She was for all intents and purposes an old lady. At least ninety years Read more…

Cryostatic

“Come on, shoot that motherfucker,” the sniper rifle said with its tinny voice. “No. This is recon only, weren’t you listening during the briefing?” the woman said through gritted teeth. She was looking through the scope, crouching down and peeking through the valley at a meeting place 2 kliks away. Read more…

Alien Animal Control

“Snakes with lasers?” Park whined. They were both in their underpants.“Yup,” Adrian said, opening the crate with their gear. Park reached inside and lifted his smartsuit from it, then held it up. It didn’t seem to fit his size. “This is too large for me.”Adrian slapped his head. “You moron. Read more…

Hot Jupiter

“Why, oh why, did I volunteer for this?” Dytis cried out moments before the jump. He looked down at the swirling clouds of the gas giant. The shapes and swirls were mesmerising, like an endless cup of latte and him being the sugar cube ready to dip inside. Hope he Read more…

Technosphere

“Okay, but where’s the fault,” the AI asked. “Somewhere in there,” his supervisor said, waving at the titanic ball of crap currently in orbit. The AI turned a few drones upwards to see it better. It was impossible to even put the damn thing into frame. “That thing weighs approximately Read more…