Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fifty Lightyears - Magpie Tales

By Alex Stoddard via Tess Kincaid's Mag 114

Alex Stoddard is still in high school. Check his work *here*

Fifty Lightyears

The worst part of this
is the bad taste in my mouth
I get from the shots
though I wish you would
not insist on displaying
my departure for
the Drone Colonies
where I must again census
the western nomads.
It's just a job
not some special dragon quest
or other fancy.

April 22, 2012 10:28 AM


  1. what a great character. the census taker who sleeps in a tank till he has to do his job

    altered states

    verification makes it really hard to comment. you'd get more comments if you turned it off. i had to do this several times to get it to work.

  2. nice...this has a great sci fi feel to it...would like to read a much longer version...

  3. I've arrived in another realm! Thank you for sharing this glimpse from a fantasy, Christopher. The rest of the story would be intriguing.

  4. Great stuff...I really like the bad taste in the mouth thing...

  5. Sheesh! I'm in a Drone Colony? That explains everything!

  6. what a fabulous take and so succinct ... and thanks for the tip about Stoddard; I never would have guessed his age!


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