AUTUMN GOLD

by Jackie Houchin Ever since Labor Day, Audrey had wondered what to do about the painting. She’d kept it five years as instructed. She hadn’t pawned it even when she was jobless, her apartment rent was due, and her car repossessed. Things were better now. She had a nice job in an upscale art gallery.…

The Star Story

By Zechariah L. Chapter 1 Year 3000 Alarm klaxons were sounding throughout the Starship USS Opal. On the bridge, Captain John D. Francis stared grimly at the view screen in front of him as the Xortan vessel fired another volley of phaser fire. The Opal jerked violently. Direct hit. “Shields at twenty percent,” said the…