Photo by Felipe Ribeiro at Pexels.com Rod had dreamed every detail of the lunar station and spared no expense in making it come to life. It had to look streamlined and metallic; had to be shadowy/noir for the mood. Most important the light outside had to be bright, as if it was a long way… Continue reading Twittering Tales #150 – 20 August 2019 — The Twilight Zone S4E6
Photo by Wal_172619 @ picabay.com Jimmy and I had been friends forever; someone I could trust – or so I thought. When I showed him my replicating machine he promised he wouldn't say anything – and he didn't; but that morning as I drove up to the lab, I couldn't believe what was driving out… Continue reading Twittering Tales #149 – 13 August 2019 — Why, Jimmy?
Photo by David Reed at Pixabay.com Double Double Cross Intel learned rebel HQ was in a bunker under the orchard. Double Agent Ripley led the raid team, in specialized helicopters. As they landed on the other side of the hill from the orchard, Ripley slit the pilot's throat. The rebels waiting to begin their ambush… Continue reading Twittering Tales #148 – August 6, 2019 — Double Double Cross
Photo by enriquelopezgarre at Pixabay.com Crom, an interstellar vagabond parasite, was told to, “Get out of Dodge” with an uncanny regularity. Crom entered the Milky Way and saw edible bugs on Earth. As a shape shifter, he became clouds and waited to guzzle. Today his huge nozzle lowered; he began to eat the “ants.” [276… Continue reading Twittering Tales # 147 – 30 July 2019 — Ants
Cenote Cave in the Yukatan by mattiaverga at Pixabay.com The last thing Sha saw was a man with a syringe. Waking, she found herself on a stone ledge near a round pool of deep water surrounded by tall sheer rocks. Looking up, Shar saw sunshine, green, and water falling. “Where am I?” she asked. “The… Continue reading Twittering Tales #146 – 23 July 2019 — Pool of Souls
Photo by Zoë Pappas at Pexels.com John sat across the table from me; paper was ready. A look of triumph distorted his usual sour expression. “Ms. Smith, once you sign, you're admitting gross insubordination and will no longer work here.” I held up a DVD. “Not signing. Judge will want to see your hand on… Continue reading Twittering Tales #145 – 16 July 2019 — Not So Fast
Photo by Lisa Fotios @ Pexels.com It was Gin's turn to make dinner for the club. The entree was almost done as they chatted in the kitchen. It was more than chatter. The other six had planned the intervention for Gin, who drank too much, for weeks. She listened and smiled, thinking of the rum… Continue reading Twittering Tales #144 – 9 July 2019 — Intervention
Photo by Ryan McGuire at Pixabay.com Jo bought DINOCAR at an auction and spent most evenings and weekends working on her. Jo didn't know that Dinocar was female and pregnant. She laid her eggs in the corner one night. Later the babies hatched and were ravenous. As Jo laid under Mommy, her babies stalked 2… Continue reading Twittering Tales #143 – 2 July 2019 — Surprise!
Photo by sasint at pixabay.com Still Alive In the year 2525, humans are still alive - the same humans. In 2100, medical technology leapt by millenia with help from visitors from a planet on the other side of the sun. Bionic gene technology made us immortal. All humans have been sterilized. I just had my… Continue reading Twittering Tales #142 – 25 June 2019 — Still Alive
Photo by Nathan Dumlao at Unsplash.com Peeping Tom Tom was a curious boy – until he saw what he shouldn't. Ma told him to mind his own business, but he couldn't resist the sounds on the other side of the fence. Just a tiny peep was all he needed. It was the last thing he… Continue reading Twittering Tales #141 – 18 June 2019 — Peeping Tom