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Real Professionals

Nellis Air Station was our first stop, the closest site to Yucca Mountain with the facilities to han…

Published 5 months ago.

Bases, Bunkers, and Hidey-Holes

The Core Systems Alliance was not a great military power.

It was the only power, which is not qui…

Published 5 months ago.

The Flight

An hour later, we were in the air, strapped into the cabin of a supersonic transport plane. The engi…

Published 5 months ago.


What followed was not so much a mission briefing but a series of pronouncements from the little comp…

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Expert System

"Is it correct that those present are only: Lieutenant Georgia Whitmore and Chief Petty Officer Bori…

Published 5 months ago.

The Case

Back at my desk, things only got more bizarre.

"I've retrieved the plan files, sir."

"Good. Open t…

Published 5 months ago.

Electric Raven

Inside the safe was a rack of thin metallic briefcases, bearing coded nameplates.

Badger, Dragon, …

Published 5 months ago.

Strategic Assets

The Office of Strategic Assets was responsible for a number of things: planetary deuterium stockpile…

Published 5 months ago.

On Hold

I tapped the mute key on my terminal.

"Boris! Where's the QS-19 document safe?"

The sleepy NCO loo…

Published 5 months ago.

We Weren't Ready

We weren't ready for the aliens, but should have been.

They first got our attention with a series o…

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Well, where are they?

"Where are the time travelers?"

Excuse me?

"Where are they? Shouldn't they be crawling all over us…

Published 5 months ago.


Liz' thoughts were interrupted by a flash of fire and a dragon's roar.

Across the small park, a win…

Published 6 months ago.

Imaginary Light

Around her, the air glowed with imaginary light.

A scintillating galaxy of text, artwork, and signa…

Published 6 months ago.

Quiet Streets

Bundled up against the autumn chill, Liz wandered the city streets, alone with her thoughts.


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Sarah's Garden

"This is my garden, now," explained Sarah, gesturing expansively at the tiny fenced area. "Mommy s…

Published 6 months ago.


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