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A Test Of Faith: Julian Gilmour: Reader Scifi Fiction

A Test Of Faith
By Julian Gilmour

© 2007 and reprinted with the author’s permission.

“Bless me Father, for I have sinned.” Father John looked up with a start as he had seen no one approach the confessional. “I have told lies on occasion,” said the voice “but I am about to tell you the truth.” Father John noticed an unusual echo in the man’s voice, and that his own hair was standing on end, as if he were charged with static electricity.

“Bless you my child. How long has it been since your last confession?”

“That will take some explaining. I am here to deliver a message to you, and I haven’t much time. Locking is only temporary”

“What do you mean by ‘locking’ my child?” The charged atmosphere, Father John felt, was becoming unnerving, and it was then that he noticed the background buzzing noise beneath the man’s voice. He wondered if perhaps the stranger had a radio with him. “A message from whom and about what?”

“Firstly it might be an idea to explain something to you”

“And what might that be?”

“That I am from your future” The buzzing surrounding the stranger ebbed a little.

“I beg your pardon?” the priest hoped that he had misheard.

“I am from your future, Father John”
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Rendez-vous By Gavin Childress : Reader Scifi Fiction

Written By Gavin Childress.

I gazed out of the small window at the stars. They shone brilliantly as my eyes strained to enjoy their light. Each breath turned these distant suns into soft focus as I pressed my cheek as close to the glass as I could. They were all so tantalising. I longed for the day I find myself in Star Proximity Two. I said to myself, ‘One day perhaps I’ll feel the heat of distant suns!’

‘Good morning and goodbye!’ I sipped coffee I had saved for this moment. I began to laugh and cry at the same time. The pain in my nose made me feel I was crying, but the sense of absurdity made me laugh. Here I was in this small craft, ‘Star Proximity One’. Yet my space ship navigation has been set to avoid any close star and keep me in Deep Space; as far away from the dangers of Stellar Gravity and heat as possible.

Here is something else, which is ironic in the extreme. My real name is Steve Sinclair. I am a monk; set apart to call humanity to its spiritual roots by a life of simplicity. Officially I have declared my weariness of the pretences of our world, yet here I am in this Higher-Than-High-Tec machine, at the forefront of twenty third century technology. I am called to obscurity, yet my picture was in every newspaper the day I left. I am on a ‘mission’, yet people are far behind me. Perhaps these absurdities helped to keep me sane during my long voyage.

As a monk I have tried to serve the world by leaving it. Spending five years in seclusion as an official hermit, I tried to pray for the vast hordes of humanity even as I shook their dust from my feet.

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Scifi Stories

More Sci Fiction Stories!

Just to let you know I’ve had some submissions of scifi/horror short stories which I’ve put up. It’s in the category of ‘Reader Fiction’.

If you would like to submit a short story (scifi, fantasy, horror, weird etc) then please use the contact form.

Happy Reading!

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The Downlink: Ken Goldman

The Downlink
By Kenneth C. Goldman

© 1997 and reprinted with the author’s permission.

‘Attaboy , Boatswain. There’s a good dog. You’re hungry, aren’t you, pal? A few more minutes, okay? Soon as I’m through talking with this nice man.

Jim, is it? Well, Jim, would you believe old Boatswain here is the only living creature I can call my own in this entire black hole of a universe?

See, Jim, we’ve been had by the old cosmic scam, all of us. We’ve fallen for that dream big time. Me and you and a dog named Boo . . .

It’s all here on these video cassettes I made of her.

But that’s for later . . .

You got that Sony on ‘Record,’ Jim? Good. Because I’m going to talk and you’re going to listen. Your readers will love this. Or maybe they’ll just laugh themselves sick.

Don’t know.

Don’t care . . .

Some imbecile of a poet once wrote how it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, blah, blah, and blah. I guess the words look good on paper if you’re a Freshman taking Horsefeathers Lit 101. Well, Jim, I’m here to tell you Mr. Tennyson got it wrong.

I loved once.

I lost love once.
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Pazza Idea Di Marcello Nicolini (Italian Version)

Pazza Idea
Di Marcello Nicolini
(English Version Coming Soon.)

E se gli alieni fossero idee?
So che non dovrei credere a roba simile, visto la professione che esercito, ma, non hai notato un incredibile aumento di azioni stupide e idee bizzarre in questi ultimi mesi?
Certo, il freddo, il cielo grigio, lo smog: queste cose ci mettono del loro, ma…
…prendiamo quei tizi che recentemente hanno massacrato un’intera famiglia o la ragazza che ha ucciso madre e padre. Perché, mi domando? Si tratta di gente normale, all’apparenza; lavoratori, studenti, persone col conto in banca, le bollette da pagare, la rata dell’auto, creature, insomma, come te e me. Cosa scatta nella loro testa ad un certo punto? Cosa li fa agire diversamente da come faremmo noi due?
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