Category Archives: Fiction

Short stories and other fiction pieces.

[Fiction] Confidence, Part 1

Danig nervously tapped the chrono on his wrist, activating its display: 0350 hours. Its ambient temperature sensor indicated the air inside the lift was a cool 18°C. He wiped the sweat from his brow. He kept his gaze averted from the black hemispheres of the security cams mounted in the ceiling and above the lift control panel. He knew his people were watching. It should have given him confidence to know that station security was backing him up. It should have. Continue reading

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[Fiction] Addiction

For the second time that night, she gasped awake. For an awful moment, she was still in the frenzied dream. Even as her thoughts turned toward it, the dream drifted away from her, as easily as smoke through grasping fingers. She took a deep breath and let it out with a trembling exhalation. The sheets clung to her clammy skin unpleasantly. She sat up and slid her legs off the side of the bunk. Sitting in the darkness, the deck plates cold beneath her feet, she put her head in her hands and refused to cry. Continue reading