Shadow

13 07 2007

This post has moved. You can read the full thing here: http://www.neilbeynon.com/fiction/shadow/

Gareth L. Powell, a science fiction writer and fellow blogger, has started a trend. Every Friday he posts one of his Flash Fiction stories on his site, for free.

It’s only the second week and he’s already been joined by fellow writers/bloggers Paul Raven, who has story called ‘Downtime’ on his blog Velcro City, and Martin McGrath, with ‘For Aleppa’ on his blog.

And yes me (go easy – it’s my first time):

Shadow
By Neil Beynon

Transmission Starts – Recording From Crewman Doyle’s BioRecorder

I’m not sure if this thing is on but I can’t afford to check anymore than I can take the time to understand why the others are still asleep when I’m awake.

The room is dark save for the low, cool glow of the Cryo-chamber. I can see Riley’s face from here, her aquiline resting faces and her smooth, soft curves. For a moment I’m tempted, she’d never know, but then I’ve heard stories… I push the thought from my mind.

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8 responses

15 07 2007
Abbi

I like!!

17 07 2007
GLP

Hi Neil. Welcome aboard. I like this story a lot. There’s so much conveyed in such a short space.

17 07 2007
Neil

Thanks Gareth. Thanks Abbi.

17 07 2007
Martin McGrath

Hey Neil, very nice first attempt!

We few, we happy few…

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