Category Science Fiction

Everything You Are

~~~~~ Everything you see comes from an exploding star. Your laughter, your smile. Your anger, your eyes. Everything you hear comes from an exploding star. Your hopes, your dreams Your pains, your sorrows. Everything you recall comes from an exploding star. Your unborn children, your future. Your songs unsung, your wit Everything you touch comes […]

Will Teach Us to be Wise

When Air Becomes Breath ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ I find treasures on the beach all the time. They inform me, tell me about myself, in how and what they cause me to remember, where I stood and what I was doing. That first shell, sea glass, sand dollar, calls to mind other beaches. The […]

Not a Race

Memento Mori ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ When no joy of faith or belief sustains,While our crazy world carries on apace,Despite hymns or verse, I sing or retain,I rarely see more than my same old face. If each instant, choice makes a new lane,Is there a second I’d choose to replace?If each spawns the new, […]

Answer to an Unasked Question

~~~~~ Passionate Pacific my daily inspiration, sunlight, sand and surf. Murmured messages wash on shore, chased by crashing waves. Warm strand, moonlit, twinkling on the swells, reflecting earth, Wind, water, weather form transient art, the sea gives and takes. Humbled by such vastness of ocean, rolling beyond the horizon, This and more besides to stir […]

Happy Trails to You

Happy Trails to You ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ I look around and wonder what each of us sees. Where I sit, it’s cliché, the forest from the trees. I, like, listen to, like, voices impressed by, like; never mind, think I will go out for […]

Report From the Realm

Report From the Realm ~~~~~ “War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality” Words by Birds I am the Rouge Regina. You never will find finer. Say bad thing of my rule; it’s fake news, you fool. I am the queen, the best. Just forget all of the rest. Misunderstand what […]

Projected (I hope)

Projected (I hope) ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Shades projected on a wall by searing brightness. A row of lipsticks, twisted open in shades of red, miniature missiles show all that’s left of us, less. Broken, no Rosetta stone translates sacred dead. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, […]

I Dare You

~~~~~ Interaction with humans is often a hazardous proposition at its best. Since others often end in a coffin, Are we equipped to pass the test? Speculative fiction likes to imagine groups of advanced aliens out there, we might someday join, if invited in. If they’re out there, I wonder where. Despite not knowing, why […]

As Every Parent

~~~~~ What have I to offer you that no one has ever thought of? The truth we know, says nothing, and it hardly even matters. Each new day bring fresh vision, as all babies’ first cries echo every sunrise we have known, yet they speak a language death understands. Hope tells us to hold on, […]

Precious Cargo

~~~~~ We never dreamed their intelligence could increase so dramatically, so quickly. Now, I’m frightened and cold, deep underground, where I hide my boys. Still babies, really. Claude, thirteen months, and Alex, just past twenty-three months, I swear. If only Stephen had not been killed, we could have devised a plan. The kinetic strikes destroyed […]