Blooded Stars

The people living on Earth’s terraformed colonies lead hard lives, especially on the planet TF3, where jobs are difficult to come by. Some become galactic couriers or Earth-bound students, yet many have no choice but to remain on the planet. Once heralded as a nirvana for peoples of Earth, now a dumping ground for their…

The Commute

The platform was cold and empty, just as I liked it. No distractions. No delays. With my feet planted firmly, I waited. 3, 2, 1… Soft rumblings forewarned the tube’s arrival. The doors opened to a partially filled carriage, the commuters segregated within their own pods, and a metallic voice announced the station. Interrupting the…

origami mirrors

She confronted the mirror and manipulated her outfit into position. Finally satisfied, she ran her eyes calculatedly up the length of her legs and around the curve of her hips and chest. She fixed her eyes on her reflection and watched herself draw a cigarette from behind her ear. Lighting it, she took a deep…