Love Poison #9

Out on the limb she was. Broad bare limb high above the forest floor. Clinging with her claws. A gentle breeze, ruffling her feathers wrapped around her like a cloak, making her invisible against the dark brown bark. Except for her eyes, two large round yellow jewels, slitted pupils. Watching for the approach of her prey. Here he comes. Tall, he must duck beneath limbs. Wide, he pushes…

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Galactic Encyclopedia

The Big Topics How to Jump Between Stars Convergent Evolution The Galactic Confederation. Why it formed. Its history. Its extent Long-lived singis vs. short-lived star hoppers Fedi, the "Common tongue" Earth and the Confederation

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Death of the Old Gnarled Tree

I was an alien stranger here, the only passenger dropped off by the creaky planet hopper at the sole space port on this strange, out-of-the way world circling a somber reddish star. The local oki* were squat and ugly. They talked funny and treated me rudely. Thus, I walked their roads alone. As I walked through their villages, they gave me scant notice, despite—or perhaps because of—my strange…

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Aliens Crashed in My Back Yard

Chapters California woman risks fate of entire human race Dead and dying aliens Nursemaid to an alien Sing language Breadbox tells her story Agate and Breadbox’s great adventure My best friend is gone All hell breaks loose Quarantine. Incommunicado My 15 minutes of infamy Home phoned I want my space ship back Not that far from Zone 51 Spacegirl yearning My space ship calls out to me Epilogue

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The tale starts here . . .

Round robin story. Three have contributed to this story so far. One  started it, another wrote an answering piece, then back to #1, and later #3 got into it. So it takes a meandering course. Who knows where it will go? Want to add a piece? Put it in the comments. Miguel, or Meehel--whatever his name is--will try to work it in. And add your name to the…

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Episode #2, Virtual beer (by Tomás)

The building is your basic shoebox; hall down the middle, doctors office rooms, sizewise.  But their little lobby? Absolute digi modern!  Sucks you in, baby.  Great hype.  Dazzling commercial.  You just know they got a great toy down that hall. "Just you two?"  Gorgeous Carnala, our hostess, asks. "Yep." "How about a sentubuzz?" "Just a beer, dear." "Oh, OK."  She seems disappointed. "But somewhere else." "We got that."…

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Episode 3, Pig Boy (Miguel)

"Oh, what couldn't she do with that tail, Bro!" I was gearing up to tell a tale as tall as the brew, trying to decide which lie to tell first, pulling on the brew to give me time to kick my thoughts together. Ohh, but it's this stuff that has the kick! "Well . . ." I drawl, or slur. My thoughts seem to be hopping right out…

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