Same old, same old by Susan O’Neal

Prompt: That will not be necessary | Word count: 1200 | Genre: General fiction

The door opened with a crash. The winter evening delivered a breathless woman into the bistro, her bright red coat a shock of colour amongst the conservatively dressed diners.  Continue reading

The Controlled Experiment by Susan O’Neal

Prompt: Leftovers | Word count: 500 | Genre: General fiction/science fiction-ish

When we took the decision to transplant selected entities from the original environment, we began by chilling the surface. We re-engineered the organisms, adjusting them for the high temperature of Alnilam. The species has now populated its new space effectively and developed sophisticated language and psychic skills as expected. What remained was a petri dish of leftovers. We decided to warm the environment to its previous temperature and observe the result. Continue reading