The Angel’s Descent

There's always a sense of danger with the unknown. Sometimes though, familiar things can stay unseen for so long that seen them again is no different from seeing them the first time.  On earth, there was a flurry of activity as the ship touched down. All militaries were operating at threat level 1 meaning that…

From Earth…Back to Reality

The pain was only temporary, the death though, that would last forever. Jekande's heart stung both from the bullet he'd been shot with and watching his sister being burned alive. His wife huddled next to him.  A small town was now a large pile of cinder and ash. When the Jaisnin rebel faction marched in,…

Life and Times of a Stream-Rider

Hi, I don't think we've met or will ever meet for that matter but allow me to introduce myself. I'm Zek and I'm a stream-rider. You've probably never heard of us. We're zipping through the universe at the speed of light eating photons for nutrition and shitting heat as waste. It's quite a fun existence.…

Broken by Boundaries

Humans love to win. They don't all win because some are procrastinators, others are quitters; some are just too dumb to succeed. But the moment one of them makes it, they huddle around them like the winner's generating fire and they're naked on Pluto. Not much happens when the winner's winning. The rest often set…

Plants of Desna

From a distance, the Rakaniri flower is a thing of beauty. Its orange petals with streaks of blue burst open each morning releasing nectar with the hypnotizing smell of perfume that draws you closer, "come get me," it seems to call out. It grows on the deep marshes and lakes of Planet Desna. If you…

Dead or Alive

It's hard to hear orders when your heart is beating in your ears. For the moment, Thuku was glad he was the one giving the orders. "Spread out, converge, recover." Now, his orders were pursue and recover; dead or alive. Sorio prison housed the most dangerous felonies on the planet. These were not just people…

Rising

My first vehicle was won, not bought. It was earned at the tiny Megaboson arena in the Eastern District of Planet Desna. I remember the small crowd cheering my name as a new champion rose in the arena, hopefully, one who would go on to the Ethereal Colosseum. There, misfits became heroes, those with no…

My Wish is Your Command

The hot sands of the Sahara blew across the lands spreading their dry air of desolation even further. Inside a cavern, a debate of astronomical proportions took place.  Sesios scratched his imaginary chin as he pondered his granter's request. What is your name again? "My name is Meho M-29 and I am here to serve…

Stifled Screams

I heard the Kazeki's grunt. It was far and probably full if it was making that much noise. You would hope it was full enough to be forgiving. I had been sent into the terrains of the planet for a scouting mission. Had I, we, known that we would be walking into this demon's territory…

Last Big Fight

From two million light year's, Planet Desna's atmosphere was nothing but a twinkle that could be seen with the right telescope. For now, though, one individual was experiencing it up close and personal with less sparkle and all its flavours of pain. Rugu hunched his aching back in defeat. He could hear the roar of…