Starting Point: The Elite
This is the story of how I was chosen to become one of the elite...
Starting Point: Hall of the Ancestors
Meliko's ancestors still haunted those halls, preserved forever by machines no longer understood...
Starting Point: The Oracle
"You are truly blessed. Sagan is one of the greatest and wisest prophets."
Featured Story: G-G-Ghosts
“Ghosts?” O’Kelly inquired. “Why the tanj would Astute warn us ‘bout some fairytale monsters?”
I've spent the entire of my adult life aboard the Actaeon. I was twenty years old
Featured Story: The Battle of Grettsburg
“Welcome to Grettsburg,” said one of the citizens. “My name is Rodak Patel, Grettsburg’s Minister of
Featured Story: They Returned
A story based on a recent "starting point". Written by Vanessa Ravencroft.
Starting Point: Distress Call
The Volkosian raised a gloved hand and knocked hard against the glass. "I make call," he
Starting Point: Transpersonation
“So…so explain this to me one more time,” I said, nervously adjusting my skirt...
An alien helps a boy bring his father back from the dead by collecting his decomposed
Starting Point: Intellects Vast and Cute
As soon as the lights went out and the door clicked shut Pankakzikee and Breexzeen began
Starting Point: Any Difference That Makes No Difference…
It was on a Thursday, in 1976, that I selected to visit. My parents and brother
Featured Story: The Final Burial
“Do you reckon they’ll bury me?” said Sean, standing next to me with his arms crossed.
Featured Story: Remote Control War
Justine Donner sat down at her Remotely Operated Battlefield Combat Unit’s controls, settling down the cup
Featured Story: The Ice Cream Man
Zeyad Moghadam sat in the front seat of his ice cream van as it drove autonomously
Featured Story: Life and Death Around the Spire
Lief ran full tilt down the hand carved tunnel to the lower galleries of the Spire.
The city sits on the top of a man-made mountain above the dust clouds and the
Featured Story: Nervous Stomach
My stomach clenched, my mouth had that watery feeling you get right before you vomit. We
Starting Point: The Aksu Nomad
The first nomad was reported in western China, near the city of Aksu on the old
The Peace Button – A Writing Exercise
It started with a case of unfair dismissal. A worker issued a complaint against her supervisor.