H Before Me

Editor’s Foreword

“I am a Jedi, like my father before me.” Oops, wrong genre...

She stands before me. Her laugh says all I need to know. Ribbon comes loose and silky hair is free around soft shoulders. Summer dress puddles around delicate ankles. She comes closer. Arms opening– Inviting me, wanting me... I step toward–

The Cyanian guard shouts at us. I still I don’t understand their guttural language. Force-field bars encase our cells. Lights go out. Rat-like creatures slither from the cracks in the walls to probe our quarters. And us. The fantasy is gone. Only for a moment though. It sustains me. I lay on my bunk and close my remaining eye.

She stands...

 

About the Author

Christopher Stires’ stories have appeared in Fangoria, Vestal Review, Flash Me, Outer Darkness, Darkness Rising 7, Hauntings, and others. His sf novels, Rebel Nation and The Inheritance, are available from Zumaya Publications.

 

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