Soldiers of the Void: Who am I?

Void-Class Vessels: While no records exist proving the existence of these colossal vessels, they remain a fixture in both fiction and imagination.  Legend states that seven were built, each one claimed to be equivalent to a large urban settlement to that of a minor planet.  Were any of these fairy tales correct, such ships would... Continue Reading →

Soldiers of the Void: Homecoming

Mick walked steadily towards the scanner, although he was just as reticent as the robed figure accompanying him.  So many years had passed.  Would their records have been archived?  Did they still exist at all?  So many had forgotten they existed and the two travelers had slipped into the realm of folktales and fiction.  Probably... Continue Reading →

Prompted: “Are those jorts?”

He didn’t shout.  That would not be dignified.  Rather, the arrogant and decisive tone of voice was more socially acceptable.  The old man could inject enough ice into his voice to lower the temperature of the room. “You will marry her, wastrel, or there shall be no provisions for an inheritance.  Your mother, God rest... Continue Reading →

Prompted: “Temptation”

She walked in silence, wandering among the tombstones, reading what epithets were chiseled into the stone.  The solitude and early morning mist comforted her.  Graveyards never felt lonely to the girl, not with so many to keep you company. The graveyard was not large enough for her.  She ran out of tombstones far too quickly. ... Continue Reading →

Prompted: “Don’t be early…”

Of all days to be early, he thought. The train was late.  It never was, but here he stood, 20 minutes of waiting. MacKenzie was always punctual.  His grandfather had raised him to be.  It was a matter of integrity, he had said, so MacKenzie always remained conscious of this lesson.  He looked after his... Continue Reading →

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