Stories tagged “SCIENCE FICTION”

  • Incident Report 207-J, §1

    Suspects entered the building at 10:19. We arrived twelve minutes later...

    "It's locked!", said Matt Quyen as he gingerly tried the office doors.

    "Move away from the glass," said the team leader, "We're going to smash it." The squad backed up as the cap…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • And Just As Suddenly As They Arrived

    Trinity Keane tallied up her advantages. There were few of them, given that she was being chased by the police, but she noticed one - they don't know about my eye. That meant the fog wouldn't work on her.

    She veered expertly, avoiding obstacles marked i…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Filling the Void

    Marcos massaged his temple with a thick thumb. "Good party last night."

    I offered him some of my Water Plus. "You never know which one will be your last."

    He didn't grimace or laugh, just nodded as he accepted my canteen. He knew the stakes. We all did.…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Chase Scene

    There was a camera - small, hidden - mounted on the hood of Trinity Keane's car, scanning forward in millimeter-wave, visible, and infrared. All of this transmitted itself to her bionic eye, in an offputting but, she had to admit, useful way - the visible…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • oG ,teS ,ydaeR

    The battery of sensors in the hood of the police car tracked the signal, the shining beacon of radio waves emanating from the van. It plotted the location onto a GPS map in the dashboard.

    Meanwhile, a small army of police waited behind the barricade. Near…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Ready, Set, Go

    The old man wasn't the only person in the van. In the driver's compartment, Trinity Keane switched between police stations. The content was almost entirely banal - robberies, traffic, drug possession, et cetera - but now and then, the interesting happened…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Meanwhile, At The Police Station

    The first police presence came in the form of a formation of drones, small and silver, hardly visible in the morning light. They flew from their base, along Hyacinth Street, and collectively pulled into a dive as they approached.

    An unobtrusive antenna at…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Operation Racquetball

    To understand why Mike Green had begun to scream, one must merely look at the events of a few seconds earlier.

    Then, an old man had sat in a windowless van, ensconced in soundproofing, and raised a small radio to his lips. "Begin," he declared tonelessly,…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • The Phone Call

    "So, I heard you were in town?"

    He could practically hear Mike Green's intense grin over the phone. In college, she had been his best friend. Shortly thereafter, they had parted ways - Gonçalves to Freetalk, Green to some analytics firm bound by sheafs of…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Five Hours Later, Five Miles East

    Ryan Gonçalves stared into his drink at an airport bar. The bar was disgustingly new and trendy, with its former Starbucks-esque earth tones phased out in favour of post-Starbucks decor, all garishly bright contrast. The drink was something lime-green and…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Setting the Stage

    The sky over the city was still pitch-black, even at five in the morning, with forty-five minutes to sunup and a clear sky. They made their way to a parking garage downtown, a few blocks from the scaffold-ridden visage of the Megaspire, with forged securi…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • One Minute to Impact

    One minute.

    It struck me, toward the end, that every disaster movie had been too optimistic. Deep Impact thought that we'd have around three years to save the world. Armageddon predicted a few weeks. But Asteroid 409233 Megiddo was discovered and tr…

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Gone With the Draft

    Tonia saw the tiny robotic bug skitter underneath the sealed metal door and into the Writing Room. Xe knew that there remained less than a minute before the fuse it carried would reach the bomb and tear the room to flinders, and Grace along with it. Tonia…

    Posted 8 years ago