Hermes II

A transport ship swings down and enters the first runway gate. It moves slow. Its two plasma engines glowing a dull yellow. The craft’s designation on the grey hull is written in chipped white paint, it reads SF 92/902. A little boy sits on his daddy's shoulders watching. He asks, "is that them?" The boy …

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Progeny of Daisy

Retired Navy Captain John Kelly has started his one hundred and twenty-seventh day in space. He has not slept in many weeks and needs to aim the surgical scalpel a second time at the matured plant in front of him, red leaf romaine. While doing so he hums a flat tone. The same tone he …

Trixie

Susan Tabalucci's friends called her Trixie. She worked at the Virgin Record store at 23rd and Park in Manhattan. The date she disappeared was June 1st, 2009. Thirteen days later the store would close officially, but really had been closed since the first when a convoy of black SUV's driven by men in black suits …

From Below

Ancient Spaceship by Tomasz Strzalkowski     Man aspired for the stars by digging deep into the earth. Instead of the heavens they got hell. Some said it was the metal that called to the nightmares, others said it was hubris. Space was for the Gods. Man was meant to stay put. But now man …

S.O.L.

  The S.O.L. survivor can't see through the fogged up window of the escape hatch. He tries to wipe the triple layer glass, but it makes no difference. It must be hotter outside then in, which doesn't give him comfort because he is baking in the airtight pod. Sweat beads roll freely down his body. …

Hermes II

Art by martydesign - Arriving A transport ship swings down and enters the first runway gate. It moves slow. Its two plasma engines glowing a dull yellow. The craft’s designation on the grey hull is written in chipped white paint, it reads SF 92/902. A little boy sits on his daddy's shoulders watching. He asks, "is that …

3:45

"The clock is stopped at 3:45. Think that was morning or night?" Steve asks. He is feeling overly talkative and knows Paul doesn't like it when he gets chatty, but he's nervous. Something about the old train station. Maybe it's the history. Maybe how this whole city went from vibrant spring day to fiery nightmare …