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ODN317

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Starprober, Celestial, Occupation

In the year 2300, planet Earth harnessed cold fusion.  By 3001 the world was a different place.  There was no more famine and disease was almost nonexistent.  The applications that the new fusion process made available to humanity were too numerous to count.  The land mass of the entire planet was now available for use; cold fusion engines were so cheap to run that it cost next to nothing to transport goods into and out of previously inaccessible places.  It cost nothing to heat and cool your living space, as the cold fusion process was part of the public domain.  Anyone could produce it and everyone could use it.  It powered lamps so that food could be grown anywhere using hydroponics.   Read the rest of this entry

The Martian Family Robinson

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Jupiter, Heartburn, Tomorrow

Seventeen year old Emily Robinson looked through the telescope at the far away planet Jupiter.

“I wish we could live there,” she said, bored.  “It’s so much prettier than Mars!”  She kicked the pink dust under her feet.  Here, the sky was red, the ground was red.  The dust that accumulated on their instruments was um, oh yea… red. Read the rest of this entry

This one is for Yane Cha Novee

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You Crazy B!

Popelia lifted her head, eyestrain was getting to her again.  She rubbed a tired hand across her face and stretched.  I need to get up and move a little, she thought.  Get my blood moving again!  Popelia was an archaeologist, and a good one.  She was an expert on all things ‘2000.’   She was tired and a little sore from bending over her lab table, she had been there for several hours now.

Given that this was the year 3469 and that technology was just now returning to it’s pre-war momentum, the 2000’s were of great interest these days.  Read the rest of this entry

Fairy Boats And Fireflies

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Green, Boat, Sigh

A fairy named Daffodil looked out of her flower bed, smiling and picking pollen out of her hair.  The stuff does tend to stick, doesn’t it?  She wrapped the pollen in a soft green blade of grass and climbed onto the back of a large bumblebee.

“On we go then Zumble, let’s hit that daffodil over there.”  The bee took off lazily, swooping left and right before he reached the flower.  What a beautiful day for pollen duty, she thought.  “Hey, you wanna go for a dip after we finish?”  She asked Zumble.  Zzz. “Ooh, I’ll take that as a yes!” She said laughing, as she slid off of his back.  She spread the pollen around, gathered more from the flower and loaded it into the leaf. Read the rest of this entry

The Doctor is out.

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Invert, Collate, Transverse

Anna Yulevic looks at her hand, really studying it. Grime is etched in each fold of skin, under each nail a black line of filth. She looks at the other one, holds it up to the light – same thing. A line of drool slips out of the corner of her mouth and slides slowly down her chin. She does not notice.

How different her future had been planned. How different her life had been. She had come to London a prominent doctor in her field – disorders of the skeleton. It was the summer of 1911.

One short month ago… Read the rest of this entry