Mars Base Pacman

According to the United Earth Space Force, Frank Devine owns two black-jumpers. And there is shit he can do about it. He would normally be expected to alternate them daily. When one is post wash and drying under the UV light over the toilet, the other he’d wear under his Surface-Mobility-Unit as he endlessly cleansContinue reading “Mars Base Pacman”

Pooch Patrol

“We gots the gun and a broken camera. I call it open and shut. She killed herself. Junky got tired, happens all the time.” The voice is like a bunch of rocks in a drier and thumps around with the rotgut eating at the detective’s concentration. It wasn’t any different of a late-night than usual,Continue reading “Pooch Patrol”

The Mad Emperor

“Men are moved by two levers: fear and self-interest,” Bonaparte says and as if the words were a match the crowd erupts into curses and threats. “This is not what was promised.” “Fuck you, and your dreams.” But the speech dwindles though when the emperor turns, and with only a quiet murmur following, leaves theContinue reading “The Mad Emperor”

Decisions were Made

The machine folds light and sweeps along its wave to the moment that has been indicated. It is beautiful, this journey. The spectrum of colors sweeping by outside the hatch, amazing enough to affect dreams for a lifetime. Not that the pilot would know, though, for the engineers who designed this machine chose not toContinue reading “Decisions were Made”