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This is my entry for the last competitive Microcosms Fiction competition of the year on 16 December. The prompt was: Character: Terrorist/ Setting: Satellite/ Genre: Sci-Fi.


By Ronel Janse van Vuuren


Echoes of shots fired died as new stars came into view. Erica’s heartbeat steadied and she finished climbing to the top of the receiver. This was it.

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24 tales of Speculative Fiction (ranging from science-fiction to fantasy to magical realism) with a Dark Fantasy undertone running from outer space, strange advancements in technology to the subtle things that make characters tick in a supposedly normal world.

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What did you think? Bio-bombs, locust-like aliens, satellites being blown up – doesn’t that just make for great Sci-Fi? Anyhow, I thought about all the Sci-Fi stories I’ve watched and read while listening to OneRepublic’s “Dreaming Out Loud” album and this story came to mind. I hope you enjoyed it.

Oh, this story won Honourable Mention and the judge’s favourite line: “a soft boom like the birth of a black hole”.

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