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…

Utopia Needs U

“You’ll grow the best strains of weed all day,” the ad said, and Jay was instantly hooked. What could possibly be better than that? A life of just tending the garden, growing your space weed, relaxing, taking a whiff. Awesomesauce. “Where do I sign?” Jay said, excited. They dropped him Read more…

Shrooming is Serious Business

Bob stood at attention before his epigeous garden. They all did, all the shroom farmers. The inspector walked before them with her clipboard and her sour face. “Hm,” she said, checking out Francine’s garden. She made a note on her clipboard and moved on. “Uh-huh,” she said in an appreciative Read more…

Viking Shipbuilding

The Vikings built ships. That was what they were good at. They built ships, and they sharpened their weapons, and they sailed the stars to find planets to pillage. They also liked women. Or men, depending on the individual Viking’s preference. They sailed for years and always came back home Read more…

Laser Showers

They dropped him off at the inhospitable moon. “Yugo,” his mentor said, “good luck. I hope you ate your greens.” That last bit was a little random. Yugo didn’t know what he was talking about, but didn’t pay any attention to his words. He really had a lot on his Read more…

Inktober Prompt: Tranquil

A Trillion-Dollar Rock 💎 Okay, Petra wasn’t the brightest of the bunch. Everybody knew that, except for her, as it usually was with idiots. The problem, and this is where clever people really slam their heads on the wall, is that if you throw a thousand idiots at a problem, one Read more…

Inktober Prompt: Angular

Explosive Decompression KABOOM! She kept telling everyone that she couldn’t cook. At all. But nooo, being an astronaut wasn’t enough, apparently. Having two expert-level skills also wasn’t enough, apparently. ‘Men don’t want an EVA specialist or an acceleration manipulator expert,’ her mom kept telling her. For the first few years, Read more…