Simon’s Fiction Space
This is where a small collection of my works can be found, on here – ready to read.
The Titan Mystery
When the Tycho encounters a ship adrift which seems to have come from the future, Commander McKinley is forced to lead his crew to find out what it’s all about. Or face being trapped forever.
The great GALACTIC service station
Ralph has no idea why three strangers are asking him where the service station in his back yard is.
When they take him and his ketchup stained shirt he’s forced on an adventure he could never have imagined.
It’s just that no one remembered the sausage rolls.
I have taken part in a number of Blog Battles – read them all!
Though the darkness of deep space a lone spacecraft moved slowly towards a rippling tear of energy in space. The Atlas, the ship sent to rescue the Tycho and it’s crew moved towards its reported position. “We’ve not been able to pick up the Tycho on sensors Captain and they should be here!” Captain William … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – The Conclusion
The seconds passes and on the Tycho not a word was said, everyone held their breath. Then in a dizzying flash the core detonated. The screen went blank for a moment as all the visual sensors were over loaded. McKinley turned to Neila. “Now would be a good time!” Neila was already on it, the … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – Part 16
Tranquility lifted slowly from the landing deck, the extra weight of the mechanoids making the thruster motors strain under the weight. In a few seconds the vessel had lifted and pushed itself gently through the opening out into space. “We nearly didn’t make that!” Collins complained. “We’re too heavy! What’s that robot doing on top?” … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – Part 15
The trip back through the hyperloop to the station nearest to Tranquility seemed to McKinley to have taken and age. The door opened to the capsule and they all started to dismount, the mechanoids first then Blake and his Marines following with everyone else after. “You and you team keep a look out, I have … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – Part 14
McKinley was nearing exhaustion with Dave, he had tried to convince him that focusing the sighting portal on the time and place that Seanna was killed was the right thing to do and it was useless. He was a machine and he had his in built programs give him his ethics. Dave was in control … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – Part 13
McKinley and the others had nowhere to go, they all stood around the capsule with their weapons raised and ready to attack. Even with Blake and his Marines there would be no hope of surviving their assault. McKinley looked across at Blake. “This is going to be tricky one to get out of!” Blake scoffed in … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – Part 12
McKinley couldn’t move – he wasn’t sure what stunned him most, whatever it was that had knocked him to the floor or that Seanna was just… gone. Standing there, looking at where she had last stood, motionless. He was vaguely aware of others around him, of people. But it somehow didn’t matter now. “Sir!” Blake … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – Part 11
McKinley stared ahead at the tunnel ahead of him, racing past as once again he was travelling in another of what seemed like many hyperloop conduits. It had been a hard choice to split the team up, but it seemed the best and safest option. Seanna was taking charge of the science and technical teams back … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – Part 10
McKinley stood in front of the strange being, wondering what was going to come next. instead it seemed pre-occupied. “How can we help you?” McKinley prompted him, hoping to get some idea or clue to what was going on. “Help… yes, McKinley. I’m sorry, the problem I have in concentrating is part of what is … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – Part 9
McKinley looked on through the tunnel as their little hyperloop car sped through the vastness of the spacecraft. As he was thinking about this he thought it curious that a ship this size was built almost completely empty. What was it’s purpose? Why was it here? There would have to have been crew and many … Continue reading The Titan Mystery – Part 8
After a few weeks of aliens coming in and out of the station it was like the Great Galactic Service Station had always been there. Ralph had become acquainted with a vast number of alien life forms and he had also managed to keep the ketchup off his uniform. The galactic emperor had drafted in … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – The Conclusion
One thing that is universally accepted as being a source of irritation to a race of beings is to rack up one day with a huge space station and star sucking energy out of the core of their home planet. It usually leads to a fairly nasty and bloody battle, well usually is an understatement … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 15
Annoying and irritating customers are a universal constant. This happens a lot when life forms become hungry and irritated. What do do about this has caused problems for food establishment owners and managers for all of time. Back on Earth in the time of primates a meaty joint would often result in the death of … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 14
The assembled crew of motley beings from over the galaxy watched as the timer counted down, a computerised female voice counting down with it, at about seventy the voice was getting out of sync with the numbers, then the segments for the numbers started taking a like of their own. Finally the voice announced. “Oh … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 13
The ground shook under all of them, like an earthquake the shaking grew. Even the fighting cronies stopped their scrapping and stood, waiting for whatever was going to happen next. The ground shook so severely that all but a few were knocked to ground. A huge crack opened into the ground, some of the few … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 12
Miranda, Gaz and Ralph froze. They all recognised the voice behind them and yet they couldn’t quite believe it. “Boris?” Ralph asked. The three of them turned to face the scruffy bafoon. “Nice one!” Miranda scoffed in a particularly unimpressed tone. “Harry take that thing off!” “What do you mean?” Boris retorted “I’m no skinny … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 11
It is a universally accepted idea that ideas change the world er – Galaxy. The nature of the idea depends on how things change. At the time the intention is irrelevant, history decided if it was good or bad. It also depends on which side you were on and if you won or lost. This … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 10
“Why have you brought us out here?” Ralph cried, pushing his finger through his hair and gripping it in frustration? “We have to go about two hundred miles and you’ve brought us probably two hundred light years!” “How did you know that?” Harry asked surprised. “Maybe you’re better at space travel than we thought!” “Oh … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 9
It has been generally accepted in the galaxy that fighting in space is a fairly pointless activity and very little is gained from it. The great Nargan battle that took place a centuries ago between the two races from the Algol binary star demonstrates this very nicely. The race from the smaller star were rather … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 8
It had to be said that Harry’s Boris suit looked like it would fool his mother. This was a terrifying thought so they agreed to leave it there. Boris had been no trouble at all, once Miranda had zapped him, Gaz had jumped on his back and was hitting him across the head. Then both … Continue reading The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 7
This was the Blog Battle Entry for June 2021 and the prompt was Myth. The heat bore down onto Basil’s back relentlessly, if he had anymore water left in him Basil imagined that he would be sweating rivers of water from his brow alone. Breathlessly he looked up for a moment and could see the … Continue reading Blog Battle – The Wallagong Beast
This was the Blog Battle Entry for June 2021 and the prompt was Abstract. Brian was a man on nearly the wrong side of 40. He wasn’t anyone particularly special, he wasn’t rich, powerful or famous and neither had he wanted to be. His life consisted of a bacon sandwich for breakfast, cycling the 2.64 … Continue reading Blog Battle – The Brian Incident
This was the Blog Battle Entry for April 2021 and the prompt was Owl. Eridanus IV The setting sun was nothing unusual to any person who had lived on Earth and taken the time to watch it go down. Golden flames gave way to purple and blue hues as the day gave way to night. … Continue reading Eridanus IV – Blog Battle
This was the Blog Battle Entry for July 2020 and the prompt was Conceal. Death Diamonds Darrant hated these busy city bars, so many people crammed in to one place to be together and drink until they either couldn’t walk or couldn’t stand each other any more. This is what these people called fun or … Continue reading Death Diamonds – Blog Battle
This was the Blog Battle Entry for July 2020 and the prompt was Wretched. Tenya’s Awakening Tenya clamped her already closed eyes tightly shut, morning light is unbearable after a heavy night out on the town. She rolled over onto her side away from the window. Promptly falling out of bed flat onto her face. … Continue reading Tenya’s Awakening
This was the Blog Battle Entry for April 2020 and the prompt was Brooch. Larissa’s Stone Larissa rested against the bulkhead of the access way, she was allowed this far but no further. She had no money and none of the captains would take her where she wanted. The bulkhead was cold against her skin, … Continue reading Larissa’s Stone
Drip. Drip. Drip. “Oh here’s another leak.” The young woman pointed, stopping and looking back. “Dammit.” The deep voice of a man replied. “Have we got any buckets left?” “Just the one.” The young woman replied, she help it up to the man. Both of them looked disheveled and tired. Their white pressure suits looking … Continue reading Poseidon
This is my entry for October’s Blog Battle – the theme or word for this month is Clone. Awake. Consciousness returning to her. A flood a memories invading their thoughts as if for the first time. Time ebbed on and the light came and went, the room, the bed all familiar. The smell of the … Continue reading The Clone Soldier
This is my entry for September’s Blog Battle – the theme or word for this month is Shield. Rogan looked over a panel, checking the readout he looked up the manual. Flicking though a few pages he finally stopped. “Panel E7.” He looked around, found panel E7 and flicked several of the switches. He looked … Continue reading The Perseus Incident
This is my entry for August’s Blog Battle – the theme or word for this month is Intercept. Jenna knew she was pushing it, vibrations that normally could never be felt reverberated around the console, shaking through her body. The small Ranger’s engines were pushed to beyond their operating limits, the smell of hot metal … Continue reading Blue Siren
From the Earth, to the Sun and out towards the great interstellar unknown every object has it’s story. All these things making up the universe, our solar system and life on Earth is as much a part of this great infinite clockwork. In fact the word Cosmos means the universe as a complex, ordered entity, … Continue reading The Cosmic Chronicles – The Living System
Science fiction stories regularly delve into the realm of robots or computers running humans and their societies and it’s an interesting concept. In the last post on this AI was briefly introduced and in essence what it does and can mean for the human race. The rest of the posts in the series will look … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Artificial Intelligence & Enhancing Human Capability
From the Earth, to the Sun and out towards the great interstellar unknown every object has it’s story. All these things making up the universe, our solar system and life on Earth is as much a part of this great infinite clockwork. In fact the word Cosmos means the universe as a complex, ordered entity, … Continue reading The Cosmic Chronicles – One Droplet in the Infinite