“Do you have the artifacts?” “This is pointless,” the woman answers. “Please,” says her husband. “Mary, please. We’ve come this far. What harm could it do? And it might help.” “Nothing can help. Don’t you understand that?” Her tone is bitter, hostile words hissed through clenched teeth, but nonetheless she brings out an oversized shoebox…Continue Reading “The Medium”

WE ARE NOT ALONE, read the news chyron. Everyone on Earth was watching. BLACK EYE TRANSMISSION: SCIENTISTS CONFIRM INTELLIGENT LIFE IN UNIVERSE “‘Other’ intelligent life,” said Jack. “We already knew there was intelligent life.” They ignored him. The whole office was transfixed by the screen. Something in the Black Eye Galaxy had extended a hand…Continue Reading “We Are Alone”

The first time Joe heard the big red button telling him, “That was easy,” he chuckled. Sure, it was an advertising gimmick for an office supply store, but the irony killed him. He was at work, where they had just finished lifting a satellite onto the top of its booster, encapsulating it in its payload…Continue Reading “Easy”