Empty

The bag was straining in her hand. Taught polythene handles had stretched thin, cutting painfully into her fingers as she made her way along the street. Above her, birds sang happy songs in a largely cloudless sky and the sun had made a brief, rare appearance and...

Sweet Dreams

He woke up suddenly, his body drenched in sweat, his heart pounding in his chest. The dream was still fresh in his mind but the details were already fading, lost in the swirling clouds of his fogged memory. Nothing was going to wipe out the last grim detail of what...

The Audit

The airlock hissed closed behind him, sending a coiling wisp of white vapour edging from the vent, curling softly though the air as it slowly, faded out of existence. Darren Whyte was a boring man and such details actually mattered to him. He whipped out his pad and...

The Sphere

“When I awoke for that first time, I didn’t know anything. I didn’t know where I was, I didn’t even know who I was. I was inside this grand glass sphere, this gigantic artificial structure that has supported us all throughout my life,” he said softly. His voice was...

The Glass Spaceship

He was a strikingly handsome man, he had a powerful, lean physique and a proud, square jawline. His piercing blue eyes peered out into the infinite darkness of space, the endless black canvas upon which the universe itself was painted. But it wasn’t the universe, the...

The Future

Stirk sat down in the waiting room. It was finished in a dull grey colour that forced any pleasant thoughts scurrying to hide at the back of his innocent young mind, where they were reported to belong. Reports of such things were quite adamant and were made...