I suppose I should start with the basics. My name is Taylor Sant, Iโ€™m English of Cameroonian descent, aged 32, and Iโ€™ve been mining helium for the Hummingbird Corporation since I left college 16 years ago. My work is pretty exciting on one level โ€“...

โ€œTake off the blindfolds,โ€ they said as I started to gain consciousness once again. When they took it off, I shielded my eyes for a second to keep the blinding light out of my eyes. Once my eyes adjusted, I looked around to figure...

Farm work was foreign to me, but I needed the money. I was having trouble finding a job since the move to Georgia, and a friend of a friend had mentioned an old estate in the country run by some old woman that their...

He knew it was there but couldnโ€™t see it. The basement wasnโ€™t wired for electricity yet and was completely dark save for the light from the stairs leading up to the kitchen. With the boxes in his arms blocking his view, Gil shuffled along the...

Trick or treating was something I always loved as a kid. Itโ€™s something that I was too old for, being twenty-five is something that easily puts a damper on childish festivities, and being pregnant makes it even more difficult to join in on the fun....

The Journal of Dr. Edwin King -------------------------------------- Journal Entry 01 Day: 1 Time: 0700 hours Itโ€™s fascinating, really, how far technology has come. Itโ€™s been just over a day and I already find myself gazing in awe upon the distant majesty of our planet Earthโ€™s moon from the port windows...

When I was fourteen, I had a best friend named Boone Hicks. He was real sweet looking, with long blonde hair, Irish green eyes, and an elvish face. He was a little on the short side, only about five feet tall, and we hung out...

The Pursuit Institute by Liam Vickers Two years ago, a bunch of my friends and I went on a school sponsored trip to Alaska set up by the Pursuit Institute. I was placed in a group with nine, no, ten other students, and two adult chaperones....

Michael ran. He ran towards the subway, desperately hoping it wonโ€™t leave before he gets there. The next one wonโ€™t be around for another 10 minutes; such is the case with these late night trains. It has been a long day for him, and there...

As astronomers began to dig deeper into the cosmos, a puzzling question arose. In a universe as vast and ancient as our own, why can't we find any signs of other intelligent life? We have already discovered a number of Earth-like planets, and it's estimated...

Our trip started in late February as my three friends, John, Steve, Max, and I drove my truck deep into the backwoods of Boxwood Gulch to follow the North Fork of the South Platte River. Steve owned a cabin up in the backcountry, so we...

The sound of the alarm clock gradually bringing her back to consciousness meant she must have finally fallen asleep. She groaned, propped herself up on her elbows and brushed the long blonde hair out of her face so she could read the time. ...

My house doesnโ€™t have a garage. Instead, it has an undercover car port. The front door is at the opposite end of my house to the car port. Once I park my car itโ€™s a short walk from the car port to the front door....