These are Kalin’s free Science Fiction Short Stories. I wrote these for high-school creative writing class from 1995 to 1997.
Austin Station (20,350 words) – A multiple perspective novella with interconnecting stories about people fighting to make a new beginning. This was my first story, completed on Christmas Day, 1995, starting as a creative writing assignment to tell a story from three different perspectives. It’s long, but still one of my favorites.
Memory (3,750 words) – A love story of an old man who experiences an addiction to his own digitally recorded memory.
Two Peoples (8,100 words) – Two species, both desperately trying to stop an intergalactic war caused by (what else?) lack of communication.
Breaking Free (8,700 words) – A story of the social and legal restraints that bind a young woman to her life of boredom and slavery.
Thass Rit (7,200 words) – The story of a man imprisoned by aliens.
Alien Children (5,400 words) – The sequel to Thass Rit, about a child who wishes to change the way her colony deals with the crazy aliens.
The Last War (7,750 words) – An unrealistic but fun little story about an uptight young historian from present day who travels through time to see a future ruled by crack heads.
Straws (10,800 words) – Shows a man desperate for control over his own destiny and willing to take dramatic steps to find it.
Charlie (3,500 words) – Written by an overly emotional exploration starship that has been demoted to giving leisure tours about the solar system.
Sorn (7,800 words) – A strange love story, involving slavery and cannibalism. This one contains a special double ending.