True Believers by Fearadhach MecRaudri

True Believers Fearadhach MecRaudriFizzblit tried to ignore the stink of ozone from his ship’s fried controls. He found it hard to concentrate on the decrypted communications scrolling across the holo-screen his personal c&c (Comms and Computer) had projected above his wrist, thankful that he…

The Office of Special Claims by Lyn McConchie

The Office of Special ClaimsLyn McConchie     “Ms Appleton, I think this application may have something wrong with it.”            Susan sighed. Really, the quality of staff these days. Three months in the Accident and Special Claims office, and they thought they knew it all….

Robot/Worker David C. Kopaska-MerkelLimestone opens eroding eyes / kudzu drags a gray shack Into a verdant mound / while skulls peep back at stony eyes Groaning into a world of glades, And ghosts, and raddled condominia_ Eyes rotate, focus, scan for human survivors Skulls…

Robo-Cat by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Robo-Cat® David C. Kopaska-MerkelNo messy hairballs with Robo-Cat® Pet is pre-programmed and pre-trained, but be forewarned: Though great to have around the house, Robo-Cat® Is extremely playful; be sure to secure your computer mouses This is one high-maintenance mechanical pet Picking mouse gears from…

In Answer to your Relic Query by David C. Kopaska-Merkel and Kendall Evans

In Answer to your Relic Query David C. Kopaska-Merkel Kendall EvansHis day in court proved a kangaroo trial They found his sin to be most vile For sipping his gin from the Holy Grail They sentenced his ass to an orbital jail Somewhere far…

The Books of Hoth by Lyn McConchie

The Books of Hoth Lyn McConchieAllied Combine Space Patrol Sector 3, Sub-sector 12, Planet Guard  Sq.P 5. Dear Mother,      Sorry I haven’t been able to get a letter to you recently, but now reporters have the story as H.Q. has lifted censorship. Remember I…

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….

Within The Asteroid Belt by Lyn McConchie

Within The Asteroid Belt Lyn McConchie first published in The FractalThere ghosts among the asteroids, The nameless dead of many races, creeds and laws, Miners, whose bodies float in deep black space, and colonists, where some forgot, the environment is hostile, and died of…