The Holodeck

Mary Anne Eckhardt pressed her face against the shuttle's view port, in an attempt to see the approaching ship. It was huge, a long silver arrow lying dormant in space with many silver bugs swarming around it. "Wow, it's big," Mary said in awe. Her breath steamed up the view port and she lost her …

Mutiny

I walked with pride and assurance through United Space Station, Saturn Base One. My high heels clicked on the plastic- coated steel deck, echoing through the passageways, drawing attention to my long, shapely legs and short uniform skirt. It was a day I will never forget, the absolute best day of my long career. I …

Tentacles

A huge orange sun glowed in the iron gray sky above a small, jungle-shrouded planet. Three planets shadowed the weak light of the dying sun, spreading around it like stepping stones, or the spread of a winning hand in a poker game. A gentle breeze ruffled the umbrella-like canopy in the top of a 600 …

The Mutant

"Opius Seven has given us permission to land," Ensign Melody Patron said as she listened to her headphones. As the Communications Officer it was her job to monitor all traffic in the area, not just that which concerned their enormous freighter. "Did you specify an orbital offload?" the Captain asked, gripping the arms of his …

Malignant (part 8)

The mondagi captain ordered his vessel to cruising speed and left the bridge. He was determined to extract vital information from their prisoners, deciding to oversee the interrogation personally. The humans were amassing a defense in his sector of space and he would do anything to break through their lines. "Leave us," the mondagi commanded …

Klink (part 6)

Captain Killerin looked over the report and grunted. The scouts had suffered heavy losses during their reconnaissance of the star system and all reports indicated that freemen settlements were well defended. "I guess we know where the rebels disappeared to," he said, turning off his viewer. Lieutenant Commander Vickers nodded in agreement. He had been …

Lunk (part 7)

Molly wrapped her pink silk robe around her body, letting her hand trail behind as she walked toward the door. Her girlfriend sighed and propped herself up on the couch, turning her attention to the buzzing coming from the comlink outside. "Heya, babe!" Lunk said loudly, announcing himself. "I bet you're surprised to see me!" …

Homme (part 5)

Dr. Stone had attained the rank of captain in the United Planets armed forces but he preferred the title doctor to that of his naval rank, the placard on his desk reading simply, "Doctor Donald Stone, M.D." He chose to display his medical paraphernalia over any other personal items, taking great pride in his career. …