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Mechanical Instinct

Something was wrong. It was a feeling more than an observation, something intangible, instinctive. Hannah backed away.

The creature seemed offended. “How typically human. You see a purely biological life form and consider me slimy, primitive, and murderous. How ignorant.”

The heads-up display built into Hannah’s eyes blinked a warning.


This story is based on the adjectives intangible, slimy, and murderous, as provided by @RubyCosmos.

The Cold Morning Sun Rises

“Hey, have I told you about the sci-fi book I’m writing? It’s set in the coolest solar system ever. The main characters live on a lava planet which is kept cool by the rays of an icy anti-sun.”

“…You can’t be serious.”

“And there are secret cloned laser cyborg aliens.”


This story is based on the title suggested by @Yax.

The Year We Made Contact

It was New Year’s Eve, and the world was quiet. There were no people banging on pots and pans, no fireworks, no descending balls of light.

The humans peacefully, mysteriously slept.

Arthur C. Clarke predicted contact with extraterrestrial life in the year twenty-ten.

He was wrong by half an hour.

The Letter Opener: Part 2-5

“As I suspected, Gling, the human aliens are paranoid and aggressive. He ‘killed’ the dummy in order to escape.”

Gling gargled. “But this one had a weapon. We must test others.”

Kling shrugged.

They watched as Herbert Cralston flung the hospital doors open and sank to his knees in despair.

The Letter Opener: Part 2-4

Herbert peered very cautiously around the corner. The hallway was empty.

No, wait. One of the inhuman creatures was lounging in a chair just beside the exit with its back turned.

It was all or nothing.

Herbert crept up behind the creature—

raised the steel letter opener—

and struck.

Freedom.

The Letter Opener: Part 2-3

Herbert slid his shirt on over the bandages covering his sides. The wounds were painful, but not crippling.

Picking up the steel letter opener, he realized he didn’t really care how he had come to be here. All he cared about was getting out.

Unfortunately, he still had no socks.