“Unknown Nanotechnology”

“Hey, I found this old iphone down along the river!”

The government scoured the river for the crashed starship, fearing nanotechnology onboard would integrate into nearby communities.

“Don’t Ask” (VSS XIV)

A set of very short fiction pieces that I originally wrote for Twitter.

The cryogenics compartment was covered in cobwebs.

This allowed the rescue crew to confirm that the derelict had drifted through the cosmos for a very long time.

Life support systems remained active.

But where did all the spiders come from?

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“Fools” (VSS V)

A set of very short fiction pieces that I originally wrote for Twitter.

“Listen, I need this insurance money, now will you help me or not?”

Brian looked at Rob and back at the car. The river beyond was dark and eerily silent.

“I’ve already reported the thing stolen. Please!”

Brian sighed and nodded just before several thuds emanated from the trunk.

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“Creating Your Own Luck” (VSS I)

A set of very short fiction pieces that I originally wrote for Twitter.

“I really need to quit smoking.”

“Well, see if my father can get you a position at the dynamite factory.”

“How’ll that help?”

“You’ll see.”

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A Few (more) VSS

A few more of my 2018 very short fiction pieces!

I managed to find a few more of the very short fiction pieces I was fortunate enough to see published with Workshop in 2018!

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#SciFiFri and #SciFiSat Selections

Selections from my Twitter (@jojascully) for #SciFiFri and #SciFiSat!

“Good morning. You are present today to discuss a classified mission. You’ve heard rumors of a ‘black knight satellite’. These aren’t rumors.”

“What?”

“This object appears to be Voyager 1 – Voyager 1 from some point in the future.”

“Awesome!”

“No. I wouldn’t say that.”

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“Bituminous Abomination”: A Short Story in Tweets

No one expected Flat Top Mountain to rupture, sending a cascade of sentiment, rock, and trees into the surrounding valleys. The immense form that emerged from the ruined mountain was equally unanticipated.

I tweeted “Bituminous Abomination” in a series of tweets last spring during #SciFiFri – a hashtag promoted by @SciFiPrompt. Continue reading ““Bituminous Abomination”: A Short Story in Tweets”