“That Silly Mr. Dobbs”

The jaded pedagogue was actually a reptilian masquerading as that most destitute of public servants.

Every student knew that Mr. Dobbs hated his job.

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“A Chilling Discovery”

“I don’t believe these are natural,” he explained. “These appear to be of intelligent origin.”

The mission confirmed the existence of microbial life within a subsurface ocean on Enceladus, but a far more bizarre discovery was made inside an apparently dormant cryovolcano on the distant moon.

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“Terminator Line”

Facing certain death, the astronauts chuckled at their trivial fortune: the shuttle wreckage rested at the terminator line of the planet.

The shuttle had crashed into the surface of Mercury. Within minutes of the disaster, injuries claimed the lives of the navigator and geologist. Continue reading ““Terminator Line””

“Failed Snow Fort in Space”

An unknown fate. A cold death.

The settlement on OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb was quite small but genuinely thrived for years.

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“Dying for Dinosaurs”

“Dying for Dinosaurs” originally appeared with Evening Theatre (defunct publication) in August of 2018.

Paleontologist Alma Ojeda was a veteran of countless excavations in her native country. She had established herself quickly in her field when she helped to unearth the largest Argentinosaurus ever found while working on her doctorate at the University of Córdoba.

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“Exploring a Frozen World”

“Exploring a Frozen World” originally appeared with Evening Theatre (defunct publication) in April of 2018.

Freed from parachute material, restrictive connections, and the general confines of the lander, a roving probe hummed to life and rolled onto the frigid surface of a new world.

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12 Word Fiction

My entries into the 12 word fiction contest held by 121 Words during the summer of 2018.

A hot, new craps shooter hid his horns beneath a top hat.

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