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The Asteroid House
Shorty Stories, essays, etc
Created 06 Oct 2021
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  • About The Author
    20 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Christopher J. McLucas is an American Nergo born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He isn’t a New York Times best seller but he did a workshop at the James Gunn Center for Science Fiction. He’s been writ...
  • The Tomb
    19 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    Space is only what the scanners show. What they’re showing me now is puzzlingly. A perfect planet, all the buildings, statues, stairs, corners and streets cut to the perfect angle for uncanny efficien...
  • Caregiver
    18 Nov 2021 • 13 min read
    I became an exoskeleton for Ellyce. Shuffled my circuitry and panels. My neck slot opened, a breathing tube fell from it. She put the minute tubes in her nostrils. Silvery sparse hair stuck out of her...
  • Nanonet
    17 Nov 2021 • 20 min read
    People think this is all somehow connected with Halley’s Comet about to pass by. Brutal random murders are reported throughout the world, missing objects and buildings in any and every city. Strange i...
  • Soft Walls
    16 Nov 2021 • 12 min read
    When I killed my brother I was sentenced to life in Louisiana State Penitentiary, the Alacatraz of the south, I was fifteen. Once I saw the main house I died, yet in death there is rebirth. I never th...
  • Permanent
    15 Nov 2021 • 12 min read
    I’ve been working with Alfred for seven months and I’m writing sentences and reading on my own. I look up every word I don’t understand and I’m reading three books at a time. One book with Alfred, one...
  • Permanent
    13 Nov 2021 • 13 min read
    I just got off the phone with Daily and everything is going great for her. Her grandchildren are dealing with the death of their mother as best as they can. I tell her that we all miss her and we hope...
  • Permanent
    12 Nov 2021 • 9 min read
    Elwin Technically we only have to hire three new people. Niles has handled all the piercing appointments and walk-ins we’ve gotten since Daily left so if we were to hire another piercer it would be an...
  • Permanent
    11 Nov 2021 • 13 min read
    Alfred’s class finished on time and he promised me next time he would give me a ride home he just had other plans in the other directions. He let me use his phone to call a taxi. I waited outside for ...
  • Permanent
    10 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    I step outside of the building and I don’t see Martha Jo parked outside. Just as I’m looking around I see a white two door sedan pull up and I see Ruby in the driver seat. I go to the car with the exc...
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