The Facility

By Sheela B. (Glossary of terms on the last page). Chapter 1 Kani Frandis feels nervous as she approaches Laboratory two-hundred at ‘The Facility’, in New Harjes, on planet Frandis. The Facility is like a city, with more than one-thousand laboratories sprawled over the complex. Although some may view her arrival as an insignificant event, just another ambitious scientist trying to make a name for themselves. Others secretly hope she can be the pebble if thrown correctly, that sets off

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Children of the Cosmos

By Max Swan © 2014 Gladys hated riding in Vern’s old truck down the back roads around Tupelo, nothing but pothole after pothole. “Slow down, for heaven’s sake,” she shouted at her husband. He grinned at her. Vern loved going fast over these roads, with his next greatest love involved seeing how afraid Gladys would get, especially when the truck fishtailed around a corner making her squeal. A big plume of dust billowed behind them coating the trees that seemed

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Conversations With Nomad

By Max Swan © 2013 “There goes my safety record,” Dot thought numbly. It’s strange how the human mind can think of the most irrelevant thing in a moment of great crisis. Asteroid miner Dot Hennessey had one such moment as she was suddenly sucked out into space through blow-hole. These occur when a mine shaft passes too closely to the asteroids surface, and as pressure builds-up inside the mineshaft, the rock wall suddenly gives way. Dot got caught unaware

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