Action 38

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he loss of her copilot, a sadness too deep for words, enveloped her. Its smothering shock seemed so utterly universal she wondered how she had not just shut down. Breaths still came and went. Her heart thudded on, either unaware of or despite its newfound futility. There was much turbulence. It buffeted and kicked the […]

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The Last 12 Hours

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05:49 AM hen he woke, it was the gravel stitching new designs into his skin that he felt first, before the pain, and the silence and the knowledge that he was dead. Well, not quite, not yet, but he was. In twenty minutes, or two hours, maybe even a whole goddamned day, although he doubted […]

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Action 40

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anic rising like a silent tide, from the nausea in her stomach through her ribcage, permeating her diaphragm, her ribs, her lungs, her oesophagus, her jaw: it came. Trapped. Trying to escape a group of space soldiers sent to this station to terminate her crew. Now, stuck in a metal coffin. Trapped. Her thoughts seemed […]

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Pure Cyberbilly

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he had atomic purple dreadlocks. They were tied up high on the back of her head with a pink scarf and flowed down her back and over her shoulder onto her chest. They were like the cables and pipes that snaked through our walls and under our feet supporting the ancient infrastructure of the city. Rigid, colour coded […]

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No Box Like Home


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He slid the key into the lock and the bolts clunked back releasing the plastic door. The corridor we stood in was mostly well lit which served to illustrate it’s age. I had followed him down the endless tunnel to his box, the regular lighting split by pools of darkness underneath sections of the illumination […]

22 February, 2015

Safe


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The people in front of him swarmed as he emerged from the ship. It was like he was a magnet walking out into a crowd of iron filings, all of whom were directing him to barely functioning transports. The quantity of wonder and awe each driver could offer him increased constantly as they all surrounded […]

15 February, 2015

Three Short, Sharp Blasts and War Erupted


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In March, five months before the season kicked off, NVC had hit the headlines. The channel submitted a bid three times larger than its rivals. Competing networks saw this not as a bold move but rather a “rash” decision by someone on the edge. For NVC CEO Robin Allardyce, it was neither bold nor “rash”, […]

8 February, 2015

End of the Road


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Hey, how are you doing today?” When I said it, she didn’t even look up. I could see how this was going and I loved it, it cheered me right up. In anticipation of my coming performance, I reached down, picked up a glass and started slowly but deliberately, to polish it. “What’s the access […]

1 February, 2015