FOUR SCIENCE FICTION TALES OF LIFE IN A DYSTOPIAN STATE, CONSPIRACY AND THE BLURRING OF REALITY AND ILLUSION
AN ALIEN HARVEST
Ganymede Moon of Jupiter – CE 2068
Adam is a farmer, living on a new world for him. Fate being what it is, Adam encounters an entity, unknown in his experience in the solar system.
The Anakim are facing extinction. Adam learns that the alien has impregnated him, and is able to communicate with Adam from inside Adam’s stomach. Using telepathy, Zeke explains what will occur as a result of the impregnation, Adam.
When the alien entity, has completed the gestation period, he is forced to tell Adam he will need more help. The world seems to be going well for Adam, until he and Zeke discover that the Ganymede authorities, have detected Zeke and now his mate Tilly have arrived on the planet.
It’s a cat and mouse game to avoid the agents, save the Anakim race and add the final entity to the mix that forms the total reproductive union of the Anakim. Unlike Adam, and other humanoid beings, the Anakim need a three entity unity to reproduce among themselves. In the end, rushed by time, Enoch is brought to Ganymede, and Adam must enlist the help of his neighbor’s nineteen year old daughter, Eve.
When she is told the situation she anxiously agrees, if it means being with Adam on a full time basis. Time is of the essence for Adam, Eve and the Anakim, before they are discovered and eliminated.
Gena and Tina are twins. They live together and are struggling to make ends meet. They just got notice of their second eviction in a year for back rent. Good fortune smiles on them like a gift from heaven, the twins answer an ad to participate in a medical experiment involving a new virus.
They are quickly accepted into the program and begin to undergo some very unorthodox testing at the beginning. Disregarding the unusual testing, the program seems pretty innocuous to the twins, until the mysterious women named GEF begins a series of exams on the two, and in short order the twins are spiraling out of control through strange worlds, and meeting unusual characters, and slowly losing memories of their previous lives..
The odyssey take the twins on separated paths, and each meet with some mind blowing situations. All the while a strange obsession begins to permeate their psyche and has them puzzled with feeling so bizarre they try not to think about them.
Along the journey, the twins experience never hints at the possibility of them ever seeing one another again, in fact the memories of a sibling disappear from their consciousness. Ironically they do meet up under curious circumstances, not knowing the other’s identity.
But slowly the recognition’s between begins, as the twins begin to piece the similarities of their experiences together, but even that is extinguished leaving the two hopelessly trapped on a moon off Neptune.
Thoughts of the prior life long gone, both girls are stunned when they awake back in the experimental laboratory and begin to understand the nature of their real plight
A RIVER’S TALE
In the distant future, River lives a post-apocalyptic earth, and survives by scavenging remnants of the past civilization. Eking by on her wits and courage has served her well, but then she finds and her life is about to change!
Survivor of the Apocalypse, River is doing well by living off what she can scavenge from the rubble all around her. She travels on a relic moped, and allows her to look for relics most others can get to.
She lives in danger daily. Danger from fellow survivors, lack of food and the harsh conditions of the arid desert that is now the new earth. River begins a new treasure hunt and as she was aware the conditions worked against her at every turn.
She nearly gets caught in a deadly sandstorm and barely escapes, by accident, by falling into an underground dwelling. Fearful that she may be trapped in this ancient underground cave, she desperately searches for a way out, and in doing so discovers something that will change her life forever.
A WORM TURNS
This story is set well into the middle of the 21st century. It’s about Mindi and Richard. Mindi works for a high end software gaming company and Richard is and has been unemployed.
Richard is a bully, and is verbally and physically abusive to his wife and treats her like a sub human creature.
Mindi decides to make a change in the relationship, and Richard is about to dwell in a virtual reality hell, that Mindi controls.
Richard is resistant and belligerent even when he is trapped, to the point Mindi has to provide reinforcement to his punishment, and Richard gets it in the end and other places.