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Share the Love

Quick note: This is an attempt by me to mimic the style of british Sci-fi author Iain M. Banks who I would warmly recommend to anyone who likes SF. I haven’t read much of his non-SF stuff, but what I … Continue reading

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Transcript Part 1

Notes: The following is a transcript of ship-to-ground transmissions from Mars Explorer ship Quiris to the ESA Ground Control Network starting from the first transmission after the Crew Module Main Engine exploded mid-burn at approximately 10:50:28, twenty-two seconds after the … Continue reading

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Eight Short Years

It feels like she left a lifetime ago. It’s almost hard to believe it’s only been two hours. Not much longer since we made love in this bed. The sheets still smell of her. Everything smells of her. She’s going … Continue reading

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Lonely together

A weak sun slowly slid down towards the horizon of a barren landscape. The dull, matte red surface was growing darker by the minute, and a thousand small rocks grew shadows that cast the whole scene in an even gloomier … Continue reading

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Time of Death

The man in the bed lies struggling for breath, people who love him watch him with tears. They tell themselves that he does not suffer, that he is too deep into narcotic, blissful sleep. They may be right. The point … Continue reading

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Water

I dreamt that you talked to me again. You walked up to me, drenched in water, pouring over you and you said to me that I was forgiven. But then I woke up.

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Without Him

A simple technical error. That’s all. A glitch in the system, an accident and poof – the man you loved was gone. I’m not sure how I’ll explain it to you but fortunately I have a long time to think … Continue reading

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Regret

You don’t look surprised, just confused. Your hair is a mess, and you’re still wrapped in your bathrobe. Probably you were a little scared, you don’t like answering the door if you don’t know who’s there, but I kept ringing … Continue reading

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Sally

Note: This was inspired by a friend who wanted to write a story about time-travelling agents. Leo found himself drifting aimlessly at the outskirts of the park again, despite his vow not to do so. It was dangerous, especially given … Continue reading

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Technology

Okay, here’s why people complaining that technology moves too slowly annoy me: Yes, in some areas technology moves slower than some of us had hoped, even slower than almost all of us had hoped, or wanted. Medical research, clean energy, … Continue reading

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