This one’s sci-fi, one of my favourite genres. I always liked the writings of the “big three” sci-fi authors—Asimov, Heinlein, and Clarke—because they didn’t focus just on some amazing future-tech, but also because they tried to address social issues that might arise in the future. I think that’s where their strength came from, as these kinds of issues are something we can relate to nowadays.
Javier spotted the waitress returning. Rosalita? Yeah, that was her name. She had these wonderful red lips and a thick black braid, billowing with the breeze. And she had a beautiful smile. Continue reading Galactic Citizen
This one’s based on a first sentence prompt. Read that first sentence and tell me it’s not ridiculous. Thus, I think it’s fair that a ridiculous prompt deserves a ridiculous story!
The friend I got the prompt from called the story campy, and I think that’s spot on. I was binging on some British TV at the time I wrote it (something about a certain Doctor, though I don’t recall Who) so that may have coloured the story a bit as well. Hope you enjoy it!
Update! This story has been published in the inaugural issue of JUMP (click here to see it). There’s a bunch of other great sci-fi shorts, so by all means check it out and give it a read.
Silver Rocket 5000
This was a situation, James realized sadly, in which his toothbrush would be of no use whatsoever. And it was such a smart thing too. A brand-new, still-in-the-package Silver Rocket 5000. Eight-thousand RPM, a sleek ergonomic handle, a built in timer and alarm, a base-station with integrated charger, and a pressure sensor of all things, to make sure he wasn’t brushing too hard. It was a toothbrush that cared. And on top of everything else, the batteries were included. Continue reading Silver Rocket 5000