Not Alone

A yellow spark inched along a blue landscape. Claytor, a large moon in the 70 Virginis  system, had all the blues of Earth but none of the oceans. It had valleys of kyanite and sheer cliffs of cordierite, and an abundance of copper that leant the thick, hazy atmosphere an aquamarine hue. As for the… Continue reading Not Alone

Ultracortex

Ivy wrestled a braid of fiberoptic cables off of her shoulder. Snagged on the joint seal again. “How much longer?” Holden stopped and slowly, carefully turned himself around in the fluorescent underwater tangle. Air bubbles trickled up from the back of his suit, stringing together a breadcrumb trail leading from his rebreather to the surface… Continue reading Ultracortex

Night Ride

Nira tore through the desert night on her '72 Appaloosa single-cycle, the silent lightning in the distance painting shadow-Nira's at varying angles across the cinnamon-colored sand. She didn't need the predictive analytics or the visual enhancements from her visor's HUD—she knew this desert road well. It was straight and flat and rarely used, and the… Continue reading Night Ride