Adrift

A youngling cast eyes skyward upon birth. Energies entered its being, strengthened its mind, its heart. That youngling grew, phased, loved, laughed. Built together a house-family, welcomed partners and friends, life happy and full. Years on, now-grown, they lay ready. Every village eagerly awaiting the next youngling's birth on the morrow. Eyes closed now, their... Continue Reading →

Lost

The man took his eyes off his son for a moment, vision filled with the semi-transparent, augmented display of his son's latest medical assessment. They still didn't know what was in his son's head. What had changed him. Then his son was taken. The man looked away for only one, single moment. Years passed. Labelled... Continue Reading →

Phasing

Phasing began. Tahvket donned the cloth to be worn to Center. House-family fitting it while praying for energies to take and seeds yet unformed. Elders braided Tahv's endless white hair. Hair to be shaved if one's seed fails. If one doesn't phase at all. Shaved to free the energies within. As few seeds take form... Continue Reading →

Beyond

The stones of worship returned, settling into position around the throng of hopeful. Would they feel the great Beyond this day? Their paths carried scholars and explorers between countless neighbouring worlds, but never Beyond. The crowd buzzed with nervous energy beneath the spread of stars, wrapping themselves up in each-other as one. One being. One... Continue Reading →

December 2020

Current Project Update Finished the 1st alien Culture, got the foundations down, enough to write their part of the novel, and flesh out the finer details as I write. They’re an advanced race, valuing knowledge. Collecting and consolidating genetic and intellectual data from planets with life via inter-dimensional rift pathways. But they’re not all virtuous.... Continue Reading →

New Age

Several eons passed since they last visited Earth, they discovered humans viewed other-world strangers warily now, without the awe of old. Their job - gathering insights into human minds - meant molding their DNA to conform while on-planet. They looked human, though in this new age, reed undergarments, intricate piercings and feathered crowns weren't widely... Continue Reading →

Twenty-Fifth

Routine suit-up. Routine airlock cycle. Routine tether anchorage. Her crew-mate let her step out first. The field of stars took her breath away, as always, even on her twenty-fifth spacewalk. Everyone left her in silence, letting her enjoy it as they said she should. Someday, it will be her last. Then she spotted her tether,... Continue Reading →

Strength in Peace

Leaves swayed at the ship’s landing. Its team stepped out onto the alien world, fully suited, protected from its thick atmosphere. Deep violet vegetation sprawled toward the horizons ahead. Behind, an ocean of scarlet brine swelled and oozed. “Mission here is to survey, we need to claim this world before the enemy,” the commander said.... Continue Reading →

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