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SAFE: Science Fiction or Just 2020

My feet are snug in red wool socks and propped up on a stool. Gazing out at the world, I sip my coffee. Fog settles on the earth like thick cotton. But I have to remind myself that the view outside my window is not low clouds. And while it’s only 65 degrees outside, the… Continue reading SAFE: Science Fiction or Just 2020

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Efron Block 9: Part 2

This is part 2 of my short story, Efron Block 9. Click here to read part 1. Part 2 Balastor slammed a tiny metal cup on the gritty counter.  “One more,” he grunted at the bartender. The robot’s wheels and gears whizzed and whirled as it rolled over to the tap.  “Don’t—you—think—you’ve—had—enough—sir?” It put its… Continue reading Efron Block 9: Part 2

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Efron Block 9: Part 1

Part 1 Lyria pounded her head against the cold white brick of her prison cell wall.  “Stupid. Stupid. Stupid,” she whispered.  Five days had passed since Lyria landed her ship on Efron, a junker planet where ships and droids go to die. It’s also a good place to scavenge parts for rubbish space crafts. The… Continue reading Efron Block 9: Part 1