Witnesses to Fate by Adam Himmer

Prompt: That will not be necessary | Word Count: 1200 words | Genre: Science Fiction

They landed like all the others. Anxious to explore. Ignorant to the possible consequences. We simply watched as they unloaded their supplies, knowing what was to come next. Continue reading

Five Years by Kayt Henderson

Prompt: That Will Not Be Necessary | Word Count: 1,200 words exactly | Genre: Science Fiction

“That will not be necessary,” I growled at the dark shadow that had been stalking me for the better part of an hour, his eyes gleaming when the chemical sun’s light hit them. When he powered down his laser gun, the favoured weapon of the Solitary Conglomerate, with a flash and melted down an alleyway, I let out a short sigh of relief. Quickening my pace as I spotted the abstract art piece that had protruded from the building I was heading to for the last century, I touched the sharp metal charm hanging around my neck for comfort. As I slipped through the gaping, rusted opening of the parkade, I jogged up the first ramp to get out of the damp, dim shadows. The next section was full of slanted light coloured as it filtered through the lichen that had long-ago claimed this building as its own. Reaching the third floor, the highest level reachable in this time period I touched the graffiti on the cement walls; when it was new, the parkade had four storeys aboveground. Continue reading

Spots by Lionel Mullally

Prompt: That will not be necessary | Word Count: 1200 exactly | Genre: Sci-fi/ horror

Carmel hated blackheads and as she looked in the mirror she spotted a new one. It was a big one; at the edge of her left eye. She stared in the mirror and assessed it as squeezable. She turned on the tap, let the water run warm and then sponged her skin. She dried her hands and tore off two small strips of tissue and went to work. Continue reading

Leftover Overwrite by Stacey

Prompt: Leftovers | Word Count: 500 exactly | Genre: Sci-Fi Action/Drama |

(This is a continuation of Prompt #9- Delete, titled “A Trace Left Behind”).

Arch led her down a hallway and unlocked a door, ushering her into a comfortable room.  “How do you feel?”

“Sore. Headachy. Drowsy.” Kerstin shook her head.  Images were half forming in her mind, lingering for a moment and then fading when she tried to bring them into focus.  “I have all these things that feel like memories swimming just below the surface, but I can’t remember anything completely.  She sat down on the bed. Continue reading

Stowaway by AliD

Prompt: Leftovers  |  Word count: 500  |  Genre: Fiction

‘Short and black, Sir?’ After all this time, the fluttering in my belly still caught my breath at Eduardo’s adorable mouth-twitch in assent. I had engineered my checkout shifts in the Canteen to coincide with his breaks  Continue reading

Search and Rescue by Adam Himmer

Prompt: Leftovers | Word count: 500 words | Genre: Science Fiction

We tried to stop them. We could see where they were headed. But they had a tendency to hear only what they wanted to hear. To not see what was obvious to everyone else. Not that they were completely flawed. They did have some redeeming qualities. Which is why we search for those leftover; the few survivors still out there. Continue reading

With a Whimper by Ash.MK

Prompt: Leftovers | Word Count: 500 words | Genre: Sci-Fi, drama

I wonder what it must have been like back then. They say it was very different. They say life was much more difficult back then and that we’re lucky to be born in the present, that we should be grateful for the wonderful opportunities that we’ve been given. For the sacrifices our ancestors made. And maybe they are right. Who am I to doubt their words? Our ‘world’ is safe and stable, and I have never known anything other than this. But when our orbit aligns, and I can see that planet through the space panes, I can’t help wonder what life might have been like. Continue reading

Letter to Mum by Maria Kinnersley

Prompt: Leftovers | Word Count: 500 words exactly | Genre: Science Fiction

Dear Mum,

Sorry I wasn’t in when you phoned. I didn’t know that the news about our ‘happening’ was going to be broadcast last night. Continue reading

The Prisoner by Amrita Sarkar

Prompt: Leftovers | Word count: 500 | Genre: Dystopian Fiction

Warning: Violence and disturbing imagery

Joshua looked around with his one good eye. It didn’t help much. He was still seeing twin objects. It was like that game they played after getting drunk – how many fingers do you see?

As his eye readjusted to its dark surroundings, he surveyed the place that incarcerated him. It was a cavernous cell – damp, grimy, reeking of vermin remains. He craned his neck and felt a sharp pain grasp his spine while doing so. He had been tied up, spreadeagled. His bonds were transparent, sparkly cords that looked like carriers of liquid electricity. Continue reading

Cold War by J.Bishop

Prompt: Leftovers | Word Count: 500 words | Genre: Sci-Fi / Dystopian

The last defunct “suicide satellite” leftover from the Cold War was drifting high above the Earth’s surface due to fall out of orbit. All those who aided the Soviets in building out these kamikaze satellites in the 1960s and 1970s had since died. No one could be sure what exactly was housed on this now lifeless craft in fast descent towards the Earth, but since the satellites’ original intent was to self-destruct near enemy satellites, it was generally accepted that an Earth impact could be a rouge danger to the population below. Continue reading