The Final Twilight by William Joseph Roberts

The Final Twilight William Joseph Roberts “Ti tu…le lu! Ti tu…du ti da!” From high atop a craggy mountain peak, a lone voice resonated in the yellow-brown glow of twilight. “Ti tu…le lu! Ti tu…du ti da!” The high pitched chant echoed throughout the…

An Argentine Alien by Richard Stevenson

An Argentine Alien Richard Stevenson An Argentine alien has rustled the bushes and stepped into view. He’s not like me or you. He’s but four foot two – kinda green, maybe blue. I’m so outta here, whatever this thing is that ain’t exactly clear….

Speeding Toward Oblivion by Steve Carr

Speeding Toward Oblivion Steve Carr Colm burst into Director Tymo’s office and threw a disc across the director’s desk. “There it is. The recording and images from the radio signals we’ve been receiving since we entered this galaxy.” The director slid the disc into…

Escape Pod by Christopher Kell

Escape Pod Christopher Kell Drogue has a twisted body. So twisted she skitters sideways through the cargo hold like a crab in the oceans of Earth. But in reduced gravity she can move as fast as any woman or man. Her head is large…

Selected Scifaiku by Richard H. Fay

wander the ether drift past strange and frightful beasts bodiless journey ray gun destruction end of civilization alien conquest clash of tempered steel armoured gladiators meet robotic war games gothic armour mainspring powers pulleys  clockwork knight green chitinous domes buzzing atop purple trees insectoid…

Criminal Evolutions by Herb Kauderer

Criminal Evolutions Herb Kauderer   Looking backward she cannot trace the path of her career from college to criminal justice, to forensics, to blood-stain splatter analysis, to autopsy technician, and finally to forensic entomology, (the study of insects growing in corpses), to this terrifying…

Chronicle of a Friendship Doomed by Mileva Anastasiadou

Chronicle of a Friendship Doomed Mileva Anastasiadou We had been expecting them for a long time. On the news, they mentioned the long awaited encounter almost every single day. Until one day, they stopped. When people began wondering, the government made a reassuring announcement,…

Letters Home by Lyn McConchie

Letters HomeLyn McConchieDay three of our Invasion.Dear Mother,     It won’t be long before our soldiers are home again. It’s lucky that I’m the General’s secretary. I have a fine (and safe) view of our war, but I am in a position to see everything….

Plans by Gustavo Bondoni

PlansGustavo BondoniA shimmering field of bright violet light illuminated the printout.  Calculations covered the sheet itself and, though the sums weren’t quite what one would have preferred, Analyst Tnersk remained unworried.  They were closer than he’d hoped, and it was unlikely that anyone would…

Tenth Orbit by Gustavo Bondoni

Tenth Orbit by Gustavo BondoniWinter.There is no motion.The feeble energy arriving from the distant star is not enough to support motion, yet move I must. Survival is dependant on movement, as winter does not allow sufficient energy accumulation to survive the night. To survive…