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The Portal

- Carin absentmindedly scratched Rubbish behind his ears while the tourist images of Israel scrolled slowly across her tablet screen. Her best friend asked her to join her on a trip, but Carin was unsu...

By: Ansaryon | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 03 Mar 2019

Food for the Plot

- Let your mind wander, let my mind go too, Together our heads, simply make two. Two little thoughts, drift in the wind, Like a couple of leaves, carrying currents run thin. A momentary look, a rus...

By: TheWordWeaver | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Jun 2018

A Murder on the River Thames

- "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900 *****  "The Queen is Dead! Long Live the King!" What more important change than the death of a soverei...

By: Survivor | Category: Mystery | Score: 5| Added: 18 Feb 2018

The Hero

- The Hero A thin hand shook him fiercely by the shoulder. Sleep dropped away as his blanket was torn from him and the high, panicked voice pierced into his ears. “Prince Phillip! Awaken at once! ...

By: aliceprice | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 13 Dec 2016

Dream Journal

- I used to have these two repeating dreams as a young girl . Dream 1 The dream would start at my grandma's home. I would be outside on the third top deck and the...

By: Meemee28 | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Sep 2016

The Wielders - Prologue

- It’s said that parents often try too hard to push their children into achieving their own dreams. Despite not being a conventional parent at the time, I was no exception. Melis may have been half my a...

By: Vuto_MSK | Category: Adventure | Score: 4| Added: 05 Aug 2016

Captain Scrotum And The SS Thrust chapter 2

- Chapter 2 Hide the body. “Lilly!" Scrotum shouted while panicking, “How long will it take the cleaning bot to clean this mess up?” “I’m sorry sexy ass. I am not programmed to move dead bodies.” Scr...

By: rbo | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 22 Jul 2016

Clarion's Walk

- The letter finally came. I opened the envelope, unfolding the creases of the thick parchment paper. I scanned with bated breath. ‘2020 Sapien Collective…..Congratulations, Clarion Greene….’ Seventy...

By: dansangelflew | Category: General | Score: 0| Added: 22 Jul 2016

Captain Scrotum and the SS Thrust

- Captain Scrotum and the SS Thrust The year is 2462, and the earth is dead. What was left of its population spread through the heavens looking for a new home. Of course, once they left earth they foun...

By: rbo | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 11 Jul 2016

Drink Of The Fruit

- Drink Of The Fruit Outside the city where the pomegranates grow, In the fields of the everlasting mind. Shines the rays of enlightened warmth I seek, And the hopes of a new mankind. To ta...

By: Pirate | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 19 Apr 2016

Dive (Revised)

- Tensions were high that at sea, for in an an un-precedented move that took place. The world's Navies ordered their ships from both their home ports, and from their posts of call from all over the glob...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Fantasy | Score: 5| Added: 13 Apr 2016

Untouchable Chapters 4, 5

- Chapter 4 The drug induced sleep was dreamless, and I awoke with a start. There was a strange sensation on the left side of my body. I looked down and was startled at the sight of the machine now a...

By: collinsigler | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 11 Apr 2016

Untouchable Chapters 1, 2, 3

- Pain… Pain is what I awoke to. My whole body hurt. My head was pounding. I tried to open my eyes, but they were greeted by a searing white light that forced me to close them. My left shoulder was on ...

By: collinsigler | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 10 Apr 2016

Untouchable Introduction Part 2

- Introduction, (conclusion) Chapter 6 Sounds of commotion drew my attention away from my latest victim. I looked up just as half a dozen slaves opened up with the dead guard's laze-rifles. Their ...

By: collinsigler | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 05 Apr 2016

Life, the Universe, and other Rubbish

- Author's Note: (Before you read this, please keep in mind that this is an unfinished work, and I really want to hear what you think of it so far. Do you want to see the rest? Is it a good start? Ple...

By: LordMazzar | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 10 Mar 2016

Sandbox - Episode 3: Babies in the Night (Part 2)

- Episode 3 - Part 2 A strange entity kidnaps young teenage girls, who are then transformed into babies. Scene IV Felix drove towards Mr. Belkowitz’s home, admiring the scenic route and taki...

By: samokish | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 14 Feb 2016

Sandbox - Episode 3: Babies in the Night (Part 1)

- Episode 3 - Part 1 A strange entity kidnaps young teenage girls, who are then transformed into babies. Scene I It was a calm and peaceful summer evening near the shores of Grand Lake. A ma...

By: samokish | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 13 Feb 2016

Celebrity Deathmatch: Einstein vs Darwin

- Happy Darwin Day, folks! On this day, 217 years ago, one Charles Darwin was born. You may have heard of him. He wrote this little book that totally changed the way we approach biology and even the wa...

By: LousyNick | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 12 Feb 2016

Sandbox - Episode 2: Apple Man (Part 2)

- Scene II  Felix’s new office interior was modelled after the deputy directors. It was minimal, functional and efficient. The bare white walls contributed to the minimalism while the functionality a...

By: samokish | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 10 Jan 2016

Sandbox - Episode 2: Apple Man (Part 1)

- Episode 2: Apple Man (Part 1) Felix investigates his first case where he meets a strange apple-eating man and discovers a hidden dimension. Download this episode in another format on my site:  www...

By: samokish | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 09 Jan 2016

Sandbox - Episode 1: Glitch

- Episode 1: Glitch A man and woman die in bed under bizarre circumstances while a young Canadian diplomat tries to figure out a possible cause. Download this episode in another format on ...

By: samokish | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 30 Dec 2015

The Cocktails of Science: Drink deep, or taste not

- I'm one of those people who just loves science, and wants everybody else to love it too. Unfortunately, many of my friends are more interested in imbibing fermented fruit juices and hanging out in pub...

By: LousyNick | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 12 Nov 2015

Void

- Earth rises to the west, and a deep blackness thick as milk is to the east. Through the glass in front of you is the saddest sight you will ever see. But yet, you do not know why. Beneath you...

By: seeachedoubleyou | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 24 May 2015

Waypoint Five

- 08/12/214 (Adjusted Calendar) You're not supposed to dream in frozen suspension. Certainly not a dream of a small child with your ship's engineer's eyes. The image flickered for an instant behind Ma...

By: BenLees | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 14 Apr 2015

Philosophy with a dash of God and Science

- I want, very much, for God and Science to reconcile. What I mean by this is that I want God to come off His holy highness and exist in a way that is congruent with the reality around us mortals. I wan...

By: fallingdove | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 16 Mar 2015

The Exotic Display

- Our family was finally getting our long awaited vacation to celebrate my sixteenth year. We were headed to the first artificial planet built after the Great Collapse. I had been teased by the digital ...

By: ShuttleMechanic | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 Mar 2015

Information Gathering

- Rebekah had never really noticed how quiet Alex Wolfe was before. But then again, she found herself thinking, if he had been less quiet she would probably have noticed him more before now. And then th...

By: BenLees | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 01 Mar 2015

Vector (chapter two)

- They were moving slowly across the grasslands, allowing the women to gather tubers and seeds and fruits. They would also grab the occasional tortoise or lizard they caught. The savannah was dotted wit...

By: Survivor | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 24 Sep 2014

Vector (chapter one)

- Victoria walked softly through the woods. It was after dark, but she had no problem finding her way. She had lived in this forest for years. There was really no reason for her to be out at this time. ...

By: Survivor | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 04 Aug 2014

The Master Guardian

- Prologue For millenia, the human world had no knowledge of the portals and the other worlds that they led to. Dimensions so vast in their differing realities that a balance had to be put into plac...

By: little_kitty | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 24 Apr 2014

Eventide

- Staring out into the falling sun I was reminded of the colors that it used to hold. Such reds, yellows, and smears of the infinite shades that lie between. I often imagine them at all times of the day...

By: heyitsmemily_ | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 22 Apr 2014

A Scientist and a dead bird

- Bending low over a dead blue macaw, the scientist said “are you still in there.” Probes and wires sprouted from between blue feathers and from small holes drilled to access the dead creature’s peanut ...

By: fallingdove | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 29 Dec 2013

It May Seem Crazy, But It Just Might Work

- When the Leonids came into our world we didn't have any idea where they had come from. They appeared late in November as the annual meteor shower called the Leonids put in its appearance, and so some ...

By: Survivor | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jun 2013

Grandeur

- "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fi...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 15 Jun 2013

Five Minute Adventures Presents: Mister Sunshine

- He was a tinkerer ever since he could remember; plastic bricks, tiny fake logs, that’s how it all began. Since then, he had graduated to bigger and better things–they weren’t actually very big things ...

By: eglouis | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 26 Mar 2013

Drop Out

- Chapter 1 September 11th 2001 8:46 a.m. An explosion of sound blasted through the building. It lurched violently to one side. Two people in the express elevator with me gripped the handra...

By: Neilostroff | Category: Drama | Score: 0| Added: 24 Mar 2013

Five Minute Adventures Presents: The Flying Ballerina

- The plane had only been off the ground for about fifteen minutes when it hit turbulence. He was shaking; his white knuckled-hands gripped the arm rest, and his stomach tightened as he resisted the ur...

By: eglouis | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 21 Mar 2013

A Better Civilization

- As I travel through this world of wonders Burrowing into arcana of life, Calling for someone to give me knowledge, Doubting the Word that is pressed upon me, Eventually it becomes so clear F...

By: Survivor | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 17 Mar 2013

Dreams and Whims

- Has anyone ever told you to "follow your heart", "dream big", or, my favorite, "reach for the stars"? Well, I'm not. I am merely here to tell you that there is a fine line between a dream and a whim. ...

By: LauraToepf | Category: Musings | Score: 3.6| Added: 28 Feb 2013

Another Place, Another Time

- Another Time, AnotherPlace “Your human is a brat.” My love’s voice coiled towards me slowly, the words stretched out in the silly way that slow motion videos sound. His energy signature was humm...

By: aliera | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 27 Feb 2013

Abel and Kane

- Abel and Kane “I will not ask you again Miss Gatewood.” The interrogator said. “What did you see down there?” Gatewood stamped out her cigarette on the tAbel . “I already told you. Freedom.” Th...

By: RobertHildenbrand | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 24 Feb 2013

Salvation

- A metallic voice spoke. “Welcome user GR8N3557083…” She pressed the small hexagonal jack into the shadow blue hole in the left side of her head. Although the hole was coated in thick alloy, the moi...

By: spawnage | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 3.7| Added: 24 Mar 2012

Brethren

- Hail and lightning weren’t the only clandestine storm elements to worry about. Fragments of long ago collided planets and man-made satellites showered down upon a myopic world, proving even intelligen...

By: Roarke | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 25 Oct 2011

Thing We Wanted to do in Chicago

- My wife Sara and I always wanted to take a trip to Chicago. We lived in a small rural town out west in Wyoming and both had relatives we hadn’t seen in ages back in Illinois. During long distance hol...

By: Roarke | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 24 Oct 2011

The Flood

- The Flood I waded around my house panicking in the rapidly rising water that was pouring in from the flooding river. It had happened much sooner than predicted. My teeth were chattering with cold a...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 06 Oct 2011

Getting Angry: A Zombie World Diary

- It's never just one thing, and that's what makes you angry. So angry you just wake up in the morning and want to kill something. Just like yesterday, and the day before that and the week before that. ...

By: Roarke | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 3.7| Added: 10 Feb 2011