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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    The Infirmary The medical technician seemed uneasy, his face contorted with what looked like fear. "We have a problem," he announced. "And not A minor one. In fact, the entire station should be alerted to the risks at large. For we believe that this influx of patients is due to a rather vicious...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    The Race Against Hyper-Extinction They thought that it would end this way or that, but they were wrong. Instead, we found ourselves, with time, facing ever-increasing odds that seemed to be stacked against us, with dangers looming around just about every corner. This period of history would be...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    The Watchers Over the span of a couple intense weeks an alien signal had been observed coming from deep in space, that then went silent. The team who's job it was to track the signal watched and waited, as for another sign, in hopes that they could solve the mystery; if they could only get more...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    The Bounty Hunter I watched her as she went around the bar brusquely nudging, and talking to, bar-goers. She openly carried a gun at her hip, and no one seemed outright alarmed by it, but I saw that some patrons, sipping drinks, were watching out the corner of their eyes. I thought it best that...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    Lockdown When the signal came in, it was to announce that they were to prepare for commandeering; that there would be a shutdown of their ship's flight control systems, followed by a boarding, in which police were going to come aboard for an inspection of both crew and ship. The crew was caught...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    Aye Captain! When they came out of hyperspace, it was to absolute darkness, and there was nothing but open space; vast, cold, and unforgiving. Their ship was semi-functional at best, having survived a collision during jump, but they had lost their navigational instruments shortly after impact...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    The Workforce: Mars Chloe awoke with a start. She looked around the room somewhat confused, and wondered how she had fallen asleep. She last remembered the nausea of motion sickness from the flight, and leaning back in the firm chair and gathering her senses. Yesterday, she had arrived at the...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    The New Collective No one foresaw what was in store for us, and what technology would come to be, thanks to those early ventures into space. As capital investors set their gaze upon this new frontier, entire fields of study opened up and suddenly became plausible. Everything had changed...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    The Specialist The specialist looked over the statistics, And with each glance the more red flags appeared; Enough that he could give a confirmation. "There's been an interest in our work, as well There should be. Why, we're just as interested In the Goth's systems. But, here, we are seeing A...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    Here's one, still in blank verse, with individual paragraphs. This is closer to what my future novels will look like... Deep Transmissions v. 2 . . . They heard a beeping come across the speakers and rushed to check the console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Look!"...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    Somewhere Out There She sat there, looking out the porthole window at the glowing, blue-green orb of the planet, wondering if, or when, he would return. Just yesterday, he'd departed for Earth to join the conflict and had left her behind. She knew very well that when he'd enlisted he could be...
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    Psychlops's Pentaverse

    Here, in this thread, I will be posting weekly sci-fi short story fragments in blank verse, as I work towards the goal of being able to write competently in blank verse, eventually to write entire novels in the form... here is what it looks like. No one else is doing it, and I would love to see...
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