David R. Michael

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Tag: science fiction

“Trikes & Aliens”

"Trikes & Aliens"“Trikes & Aliens” by David Michael

Short Story (1300 words)

When his zipabout malfunctions, Rala makes a forced landing in Sally’s backyard. Sally thinks Rala talks funny, but she wants to help. Rala is more worried about Sally’s mother. Because even on this backward planet, children don’t get left completely unsupervised.

Published by Four Crows Landing.

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Dragons of the Stars

Dragons of the StarsDragons of the Stars by David Michael

Collection

Two short stories about the future, where spaceships controlled by superintelligent AI’s go renegade, venting their human crews into the vacuum of outer space and become the Dragons of the Stars.

“Under the Dragon” – The roar of the dragon’s thrusters could not be heard through the vacuum of space. But Allan heard it anyway, in his mind, as the massive bulk of the renegade spaceship eclipsed the light of the distant Sun…

“The First Dragon” – This mining outpost had been attacked two weeks ago, the third time in the last year. And so the Company had sent a team of dragon hunters to deal with the problem. The hunters had arrived, and that should have been the beginning of the hunt…

Published by Four Crows Landing.

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“Effie Two-Five”

"Effie Two-Five"“Effie Two-Five” by David Michael

Short Story (8300 words)

Make a wish. Brace for impact. Find a vein and take a hit of the new–and highly illegal–wonder drug with the street name “Effie Two-Five”, and your dreams will come true. You can be faster. Stronger. Anything you want to be–even a porno superhero. But be careful. Effie two-five has a serious learning curve. And you should have a lot of munchies handy.

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The World Wears Thin

The World Wears ThinThe World Wears Thin by David Michael

Collection

Eight Sci-Fi and Horror stories by David Michael, with illustrations by Don Michael, Jr.

“A Fine Mess” – Kenneth hunts edible Strings in the Frayed remnants of the vegetation of the world.

“Enamored” – Chick-lit meets cyberpunk as overworked, underappreciated Roxy heads to work.

“Curtain Call” – The White Hot Hemisphere Community Theater Company chose Shakespeare’s Hamlet for their first production after the cataclysm–and possibly their last before the end of the world.

“Insanity” – Corporal Jonathan “Drooz” Andrews wakes up in the middle of a war and wishes he remembered what he spent his re-enlistment bonus on.

“Encounter” – The Traveler tries to help in the aftermath of a riot in the Trog Ghetto.

“Until Death Do Us Part” – Ross and Marjorie grow old together in undead retirement.

“Baptism” – Drunk on mojitos, high on love, and smelling of sex on the beach, Myra Acevedo went swimming and drowned. Then she became the end of the world.

Bonus Story: “Roxy Overload” – Roxy, from “Enamored”, heads home after work on an evening when it seems everyone–her best friend, her mom, her men–even her dog–wants a piece of her.

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“A Fine Mess”

"A Fine Mess"“A Fine Mess” by David Michael

Short Story (2300 words)

Kenneth is the best gatherer among the survivors. Only a few can gather Strings, the floating, Frayed remnants of what was once the edible vegetation of the world. Which is why there are a lot fewer people now than Kenneth remembers when he was younger. He might be only ten, but even Kenneth knows that if you can’t catch Strings, you can’t eat. And if you can’t eat, you starve and you die…

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