Children of Oblivion – Prologue

This is where our war begins. Our struggle against the sky. Against our bones. Our war with the past and the future. Our war with the ones we left behind. The people we used to be. So here’s to us, the warmongers. Trying to reclaim our humanity.   ~#~   Children of Oblivion Prologue  …


You Don’t Know It But You Saved My Life

~ “Regretting your life decisions, Owen?”   “Yes… no! Wait, no one asked Truth or Dare yet! Can I, uh, not play the game?”   “Oh, I think it’s far too late for that.”   Owen retreated farther into the human-shaped nest he’d constructed out of a puffy sleeping bag, grateful for his dark skin…


The Beast-Planes

The bestia samolot – beast planes – were originally commercial and military aircraft, and were among the first things affected during Moravec’s Singularity, a catastrophic global event that transformed human society. They emerged first in Poland, which is why they are referred to ‘samolots’ as well as beastplanes.   At the beginning of Moravec’s Singularity,…


Broken Sky – Broken Heart

The drop-hangar ceiling closes above us, and the plane’s engine finally goes silent.   Out of the cargo bay I quickly walk, with my lieutenant pursuing me readily. The rest of the planes have followed us down below the crust of the earth, and the pilots and soldiers emerge slowly. I don’t give them any…


Broken Sky – Beginning

I was once told that when you rule the world, there is no one who loves you.   I promise, this is almost painfully accurate.   …almost.   The people you control will never forgive you for existing, never forgive you for waking up one day and deciding that you knew better. They will despise…


In This Silence, We’ll Survive

/-//-/ Leon wanted to close his eyes.   He was fucking exhausted, and he had no idea how many hours they’d been wandering through the tunnels. They had to stretch for miles, connecting warehouses to bunkers to mostly-empty armories… he wondered how long this massive place had been abandoned. The very walls were saturated with…


A Human’s Brief Introduction to the Lyrikants

The first thing one ought to understand about the lyrikants is that while they differ from humans in appearance and biology, there are many similarities between these two species that have been invaluable in bringing two alien cultures together. They have dealt with many of the same problems as mankind, and they have a constant…


Their Blood Runs Blue

~ Blue. Dark, almost black, but still blue. So much of it, just spattered everywhere. His chest tightened as the heavy stench of fresh blood forced its way down his throat and nose. So much. So much. If this much blood had come from humans, then it would’ve had to come from several people, but…


Valley

Valley ~ V Monotone Omnipresent The constant aftershock, thud and thrum of a car’s movement Vibrant buzzing, vehicular pulse, lovely varnishing friction A Caterwauling Undulating Sirens screaming, howling in a maddening fervor Sudden rush of activity, alarming warning, amplifying the emergency L Sedating Massive A rolling symphony, the rumble of the many-wheeled metal leviathans Like…


Griffin

Griffin ~ G Stuttering Clunking Breaking down, old, old cars, car parts, broken Gasping, gurgling, gripping at the life that leaves them R Vivacious Life-giving Best, brightest, powerful vibration, loudest voice of all Rumble strips, cars wandering, metal trembling against ribbed ridges I Squealing Jarring Squeaking, sharply temporary sound of brakes, breaking the fall Innate,…