Stories tagged “SPACE”

  • Welcome Rescue... or Not

    Being adrift in space in a rescue pod is freaking scary. First, you just lost your HOME in space in some disaster, all your stuff, everything that kept you alive. Second, you were floating out there after you ran out of fuel sending a distress signal out …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Into the Stars

    She had a flicker of sadness as her ship pulled away from Lorentz Station.

    She didn't pay it much mind though as the adventure ahead was far greater than anything she could have imagined: A posting on the USS Elena Pitjeva. It was the first Orion class s…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Among the Stars: If You Open It--

    Before entering through the hole he'd made, Darnell unhooked his tether and attached it to a metal eye-hook below the outer handhold. Then he stashed his torch and climbed inside, careful not to tear his suit. After entering the airlock Darnell found the …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Among the Stars: Following Protocol

    Darnell unclipped his laser torch and used the butt to tap on the door. He didn't hear anything. Pressing his helmet against it, he tried again. There was a hollow tonk tonk tonk but no answering sound.

    He radioed Bach. “Been knocking and no answer, an…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Among the Stars: Bullseye

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 3 years ago
  • When Looking Up

    I looked up at the sky & saw a belt of densely packed stars banded across the blackness of night. The galaxy they represented felt so far away, though deep inside i logically knew that i was a part of it.

    I wondered where exactly I fit in, though & the a…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Certain Doom On An Alien Planet

    The legion is probably on its way here so we should be getting a move on or a broken space ship will be the least of our problems.

    The aliens had made their purpose clear upon first contact and they were not happy with our showing up unannounced despite …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Class M

    There are no new planets

    Any more than there are new kinds of people

    .

    These planets around Trappist-1

    Have been there, perhaps waiting for someone

    .

    To notice them, to be excited, rewarded in their hopes

    That they would somehow exist

    .

    In the great dark …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Search for the Fluron Particle

    It wasn't fair. Not at all. She mulled over in her mind how mission control could make such a decision and not even consult her. The audacity of it boggled her mind.

    Taylor had been assigned to this mission on accident essentially, but her contributions …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • See You Later, Space Cowboy

    Its face was playing tricks on me.

    It has been 7 years floating inside this heap. Sometimes I forget that it isn't really a face. It's a control panel. The dials, however... & the read outs? They are definitely face like. It's not just some goofy "space …

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Raid

    They came at night, as cowards always do.

    The raid followed the typical pattern. The Advance Guard set a containment field around our house in case we took the fool notion to run. The Delegate knocked on our door and informed us that we were to be rel…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Perfect Timing

    A lone bead of sweat wound its way down the side of Jon’s cheek, but that was the only sign of discomfort. His face betrayed no emotion. The entirety of his life was spent in training simulations which culminated in the simplest of tasks – pressing a sing…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Ship of One More

    “In the event of a gravitational storm, please return to your seat and buckle your restraints as demonstrated by the hologram in front of you. In the case of decompression..”

    I tuned out the flight attendant. I'd taken this trip many times recently as bo…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • DIY 3 Word Prompt: Orbiting Her Before

    I spun around in lazy, mostly elliptical, circles. Enough time had passed--years, decades?--that I couldn't remember being caught. Orbiting her was an honor, a duty, a pleasure, a pain. It was all I knew. I kept watch because I didn't have a choice. I was…

    Posted 6 years ago