Read one too many adventure stories as a child and decided I'd make that my life.
I grew up on a cattle station in the Australian Outback and decided to spend the rest of my life seeing the rest of the world.
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One Horse Slain
I can think of no greater humiliation than that which I have endured. Gather ‘round, gather 'round. As the woods fill up with snow in the long, dark evenings of December. As the shopping malls become choked with flashing lights and cheap tinsel and terrible music. As every website you visit starts flashing dubious deals at you, thinking that this time of the year, more than any other, you might be susceptible to advertising.
There were three main problems with time travel, as far as Rebecca was concerned. Or Dr Rebecca Heinen, AO, PhD, DPsych, BBiosc and MAIMS (Research) as was written in the header of her various academic papers. Or Bec, as her ex-husband used to call her (and probably still did, not that Rebecca figured she ever had any reason to find out). Or ‘…a polarising figure’ as The Scientific Method called her, when reviewing her most recent findings in the field of multi-chemical brain-pattern augmentation.
Problems with myself
As suspected, the end of the world can be largely blamed on Facebook. I mean, if you really wanted to, you could blame me instead. It would be more accurate, to tell the truth, but come on. I think we can all agree Facebook makes a much better villain.
- Runner-Up in Full Moon Challenge
The Fortress on the Edge of the Universe
Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. What about the void beyond space, though? Hakan Doron, chief engineer of the Fortress, looked out from the edge of the universe, into the void beyond and wondered, not for the first time, what was there. The universe was expanding at 73 kilometres per second per megaparsec (plus or minus 1) – it must be expanding into something.