Observations of The Urban Spaceman

It took forever to create the universe.

Set against a backdrop of ominously grey sky, Neuschwanstein loomed over the the lonely forest. It presided, dominated, menaced and threatened. The synonyms tumbled through Clara's mind as she stood staring...

"I don't date people I work with," she said. "It's too awkward when it ends."

Teyin Airkin suppressed a shiver as he stood waiting in the Mirror Chamber deep within the heart of Shatterstone. No windows graced the bare stone walls, excluding the heat of the...

Last year was lean-times. Plentiful rain and warming sun nourished verdant fields of rice and millet and sugarcane. Herds of sacred cows and droves of goats grew fat with wheat and...

Its claws rake at the windows of my soul, sharp talons searching, exploring, hunting for the tiniest crack to exploit. Formless It drifts, alert for one moment of weakness, poised—perpetually—to strike.

Lina's hard leather shoes rubbed her feet in all the wrong places but she winced away her pain as she trotted down the corridor...

The chair shook as the train lurched to a slow halt. Tina, who’d been dozing as the scenery blurred by, was jolted rudely awake.

“I’m getting real fed up of his showboating,” said Angel.

The messages from the Earth came in thick and fast over my spaceship's communications dish.