Amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic filled with uncertainty and strife, RIS offers a small reprieve. Below is a selection of stories from our summer submission period. We hope that they will provide an escape. These tales range from fun to thought provoking. Thank you to those who submitted and everyone else for your support. Stay safe, and keep looking to the stars.
Who doesn’t love a good chew toy?
Author: Adem Ali
Not your average fishing hole…
Author: Alexander Condie
Day 1,762 on board.
Author: Julia Gaughan
If it looks and thinks like a human, what is it?
Author: M.P. Vivian
The letter came in a crisp white envelope.
Author: Ryan Walraven
A cry for help from half-way across the system.
Author: Mike McMaster
A world without humans is not without problems.
Author: Bill Kitcher
Mars can have a lingering grasp…
Author: Benjamin Owen
Would you like some coffee?
Author: Lee Matthew Goldberg
I was dreaming. I knew this because my wife was with me…
Author: Amanda Dawson
Visits from your duplicate are even stranger than you’d think.
Author: Lance J. Mushung
Working as a Time-Typer isn’t as exciting or glamorous as people might think…
Author: Alyse Morrell