“Patient #5” by D.M. Slate

June 1, 2042        It’s been sixty-nine days since we received our last shipment of water. All attempts to contact the multiple base camps on Earth have been unsuccessful.  It’s as if they’ve completely aborted the mission – leaving us to fend for ourselves on this unforgiving red planet.  Although this … Continue reading

“Kill the Devil You Know” by Tony Southcotte

The line of dirty, dusty workers continued on without end. Dante cranked the AC in the car up another notch and felt a twinge of guilt. It passed. Across the car, Zuberi sat. He smiled wide, staring at the cliffs looming in the distance. “Tanzanite makes this all possible!” he … Continue reading