Unaffiliated Stories – Science Fiction

These are all the stories that are (as yet) unconnected to a specific universe. Many of them were written as prompt fills for various challenges and most are Soft Science Fiction with a few darts into unabashed Science Fantasy. Someday I will pull off a Hard SciFi story… but not yet (darnit).

Stories are listed in order of newest to oldest, so it’s easy to find stuff you haven’t read yet! 🙂


Folk Tales and Family Legends : 895 words
History’s rewritten by the victors. r/WritingPrompts response. (500 Words)

Mementos : 403 words
Old memories and misplaced dreams. r/WritingPrompts response. (500 Words)

Bargains : 529 words
Beware of Fae bearing gifts. r/WritingPrompts response. (500 Words)

For Want of a Gate : 338 words
Worldbuilding. Filing off the serial numbers to build a non-Stargate Atlantis home for Imaginary Gate Team 5. (500 Words)

Temporal Dowries : 195 words (August 25, 2018)
She’s up to five future husbands now. Prompt response.

Ghosts : 100 words (March 20, 2016)
sonder: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Written for the challenge over on NerdFitness boards based on this post from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

Walls That Talk : 100 words
“Is that really the story you wish?” Written for the #ThursThreads – Week 32

Symbiotic Evolution : 100 words
Ten days, four hours, seventeen minutes, and forty seconds ago my world ended. Written for #MenageMonday Challenge – Week 40

Office Heretics : 338 words
“Flowerpots are wheelchairs for plants,” Penny deposited the petunias on my desk with an almost triumphant cheeriness.

Biological Warfare : 191 words
Highways wound through the abandoned countryside like fractures, carving the land into easily defined territories.

Thinking Inside the Box : 244 words
Garbage in is not always garbage out.