What could happen in a second? The question entered Bix's head as the Circle stared at the Maut Collider. It was malfunctioning again. Something in the program wasn't running properly, most likely. It only takes a second for something to give. Bix came from quite a large and well-stocked family of idiots, although all the... Continue Reading →
John Lewis did not understand why he had been chosen to make this decision. It would affect everyone on Earth! He didn’t want to make it. He wasn’t a Washington politician or a member of one of those think tanks. He was an farmer who, with his wife and two sons pitching in, was just... Continue Reading →
She ignored the New Cairo mayor sitting across from her until he spoke. “We are honored by your presence so soon after your last visit to the Western Lands, Your Highness.” Cleopatra, the forty-seventh pharaoh of that name, turned her attention from the gray skyscrapers outside the limousine window. The Royal Scribe sat beside her,... Continue Reading →
Staring at the flitling, Koona Mau winced as the light from it burned through the thin white tissue that covered his large eyeballs. He had his elongated yellow fingers wrapped around the bubble she was encased in, grasping it lovingly. His loud sighs of contentment echoed in his burrow. He laid back on his bed... Continue Reading →
It took me a week of early mornings to determine the mother wave wasn't six. Not on planet Qu'aean. Fifth world from an otherwise undistinguished F-star. Huntington Beach, Earth, six. Qu'aean surf zone, eight. At least, my empirical evidence indicated every eighth wave was larger. High tide progressed into my afternoon shifts with the delegation,... Continue Reading →
I press my hand to the pit wall, feel it purr like it wants me bumbling half-blind in its gut. But I want out. “Why we down here, papa?” “You think I got answers, you’re loopy, Star. One day your mama and me was living happy, next we’re tossed from home, you plopped out right... Continue Reading →
Our very own Magazine, Emerging Worlds, is now open for submissions. Successful submissions will be published here on the website and in potential future hard and soft copies of the magazine. You've only got until the end of March, so get your submissions in! Full details can be found on the submissions page here.
In the bloodied histories of the Church of the Penitent God, there have been many great fighters. Consider for a moment a warrior monk at prayer; he has fallen on one knee, head bowed and eyes closed, a humble supplicant wearing crimson armour. His fingers reach to graze the hilt of the sword thrust into... Continue Reading →
Zealot Scripts very own magazine, Emerging Worlds, will once again be open for submissions for March only. We're reaching the bottom of our submission pile and so we are now opening for submissions of all kinds of speculative fiction from 1st of March through to the 31st. Full details can be found on our submissions page.