Flash Fiction Collaborations

The Pyramid

by Jim Hamilton, Glenn R. Frank and Jeremy Wilson

A giant pyramid appears in the desert outside Las Vegas. The President orders Maj. Holder and Osiris Flight to investigate.

The Orb

by Jim Hamilton, Katherine Shaw and S. Songweaver

First he suffers blackouts, then a cadre of police show up at his door. Bobby knows it must tie back to the mysterious orb that fell from the sky.

Circle of Champions

by Matthew Cross, Frasier Armitage, Jim Hamilton and Shanel Wilson

Salem’s mech-fighting skills earn her a spot in the Circle of Champions, but can she survive the first Zero-G battle in the Thunderdome?

The Globe Folio

A Sci Fi World Collaboration

Part I – Night of the Rocket

Pillars of Smoke

by Frasier Armitage

A young miner raised in the bowels of a mountain climbs to freedom. He emerges in an alien landscape bathed in blinding sunlight.

Night of the Rocket–Belmont

Shadow of the Dunes

by Shanel Wilson

Violet eyes are highly prized, and so Emilia is a destined bride. Will a dangerous journey across the desert spell her doom or change her fate?

Night of the Rocket–Westminster

The Towers of Whitehall


The planet’s shields rely on energy from Whitehall, but the city’s generation system is breaking down. Leonardo warns leaders of the coming doom. Meanwhile, his son chooses a different path.

Night of the Rocket–Whitehall

The Beast Below


Death whispered in the waves as The Tempest left Newlondon behind. Antonio found himself trapped on a Death Ship.

Night of the Rocket–Newlondon

A golden sun in a purple sky sets over golden fields and a green forest in the background

The Buried War


A farm boy unearths weapons from an ancient war. Weapons that could save his family but doom Finsbury.

Night of the Rocket–Finsbury

Kite Night


Capt. Ward of the Polity Navy lands on the Globe with orders to protect the planet and extract resources. “Achieve the objective, by any means necessary.”

Night of the Rocket–Kite Night

Part II- Nights of Revelation

The Voice of Beasts– Part 1

by Frasier Armitage

Nights of Revelation begins with Lorenzo’s descent from the mountains of Belmont into the harsh light of the outside world.

Nights of Revelation–Belmont

The Voice of Beasts– Part 2

by Frasier Armitage

After Ros saves Lorenzo from a Mirrim attack, they follow the streaks in the sky to meet the Polity ship. Can Lorenzo find the peace he seeks?

Nights of Revelation–Belmont

Purple sand dunes

The Sands of Change–Part 1

by Shanel Wilson

The head of Wildcat Fields is dying, and the head of the Smith is slowly losing his mind. Imogen, Sebastian and Gonzalo prepare to take the reins.

Nights of Revelation–Westminster

Purple sand dunes

The Sands of Change–Part 2

by Shanel Wilson

Capt. Ward arrives in the dune city of Westminster to extract its resources. The city’s young leaders ride the shifting sands of power.

Nights of Revelation–Westminster

Blue-and-green tinted glass skycrapers

A Matter of Principle

by Frasier Armitage

Octavius and Flavius rule Whitehall as partners, and there is peace. But the Polity Navy’s arrival threatens these two towers of power.

Nights of Revelation–Whitehall

Woman's face in blue and green with ocean cliffs behind her and starry sky overhead

Eyes Up the River– Part 1

by Shanel Wilson and Frasier Armitage

Antonio returns the hero after slaying the kraken, but the Guild of Sailors has more plans for his future. The tentacles of fate grip tighter even than the kraken.

Nights of Revelation–Newlondon

Sailboat gliding on a smooth sea under white clouds and a starry sky

Eyes Up the River– Part 2

by Shanel Wilson and Frasier Armitage

After he slays the kraken, the Guild inducts the fearless Antonio with a gold ring. They send him to Whitehall to greet the Polity ship. What could go wrong?

Nights of Revelation–Newlondon


by Matthew Cross

The kidnappers held Desdemonia at gunpoint. Panthino had no choice. He climbed into the heavy truck on treads. The door closed with a clang, cutting off all sound from the outside.

Nights of Revelation–Finsbury


by Matthew Cross

Panthino knows where the pulse cannon is hidden. Can he withstand interrogation underneath the butchering floor?

Nights of Revelation–Finsbury

Rows of misty blue mountains receding into the distance

The Burning Flame–Part 1

by Frasier Armitage

Brutus is loyal to Belmont. He follows the path of fire. But when his son goes missing, Brutus considers another path.

Nights of Revelation–Belmont

Rows of misty blue mountains receding into the distance

The Burning Flame–Part 2

by Frasier Armitage

Brutus returns to Belmont, carrying the body of his son. The anger burning inside Brutus will forge a new path for Belmont.

Nights of Revelation–Belmont

The silhouette of a sailboat gliding across mirror-smooth water with mounting clouds in the background

Swift as Shadow–Part 1

by Shanel Wilson

Valentine is not a Shadow Walker, yet. Risking her father’s wrath, she crashes the secret meeting to deliver urgent news.

Nights of Revelation–Newlondon

The silhouette of a sailboat gliding across mirror-smooth water with mounting clouds in the background

Swift as Shadow–Part 2

by Shanel Wilson

Emilia followed Valentine to Newlondon seeking freedom and adventure. When Valentine raises a crew of Shadow Walkers for a mission in Whitehall, Emilia refuses to be left behind.

Nights of Revelation–Newlondon

Song of Thieves

by Frasier Armitage

A mysterious visitor to Cordelia’s prison cell promises to free her. But freedom comes with a price.

Nights of Revelation–Whitehall

Glass towers in shades of blue and green rise sharply into the sky

The View from the Wall–Part 1

by Shanel Wilson

Emilia infiltrates Whitehall with a handbag, a necklace and her violet eyes as her only assets. Oh, and her key tools: “innocence” and “flattery.”

Nights of Revelation–Whitehall

Glass towers in shades of blue and green rise sharply into the sky

The View from the Wall–Part 2

by Shanel Wilson

Working undercover, Emilia uses her Vestra training to scope out the Whitehall prison. Can she trust her trainer, Cleo, to become an ally?

Nights of Revelation–Whitehall

Outcast of Belmont–Part 1

by Frasier Armitage

Vernon the Outcast must return to Belmont, the city buried within the mountain. But first, he must find the boy, the only Belmontian to ever escape the mountain.

Nights of Revelation–Belmont

Outcast of Belmont–Part 2

by Frasier Armitage

Vernon the Outcast leads Capt. Ward to a secret entrance into Belmont. He can get her Marines inside, but he can’t make the Belmontians welcoming.

Nights of Revelation–Belmont

Blue skyscrapers of glass rising into a blue sky


by Matthew Cross

Gremio drove the cart of bandersnatch to Whitehall to collect the bounty. At the pub, he meets a mysterious stranger.

Nights of Revelation–Whitehall

Purple dunes stretch into a hazy, evening horizon

Feral Fields

by Jeremy Wilson and Shanel Wilson

Verges takes a solo night shift in the Wildcat Fields. Even hoping to see some creatures along the way, he never dreams of the visitor he’ll meet.

Nights of Revelation–Westminster

Towers of blue and green glass and steel rise into the blue sky of Whitehall

A Matter of Details

by Matthew Cross

Protests begin in Whitehall. Mayor Flavius meets with Capt. Ward to discuss the unrest spreading across the Globe. Can they get the details right?

Nights of Revelation–Whitehall

Bianca stands atop the seaside cliffs of Newlondon

Siren’s Song–Part 1

by Shanel Wilson

Bianca stands on the clifftop, thinking of her beloved Antonio. Waves violently crash against the jagged rocks below. A storm is coming.

Nights of Revelation–Newlondon

Bianca stands atop the seaside cliffs of Newlondon

Siren’s Song–Part 2

by Shanel Wilson

Bianca and Valentine receive the signal. They head north to Whitehall to break Antonio from prison.

Nights of Revelation–Newlondon

Contest Winning Stories

The silhouette of a giant robot figure in front of ranges of mountains blanketed in nighttime darkness


The Planetkiller strikes the ground, plowing a crater into the earth. A Planetkiller’s landing is its first strike. 

March Contest Winner – 2022

A red fox walks through a forest at night

Mountains of Clouds

An arctic fox must face off against Republic Special Forces with no weapons but weather, terrain and guile.

December Contest Winner – 2021

After the Fall

A malfunctioning android, filled with the culture of a fallen world, must choose between saving a world’s rich past or an orphan girl’s future.

September Contest Winner – 2021

The Festival of Juno

A back-world spy infiltrates a grand ball in the City of Lights. Can she outwit her handsome target and retrieve the key?

July Contest Winner – 2022


A space scrapper performs a daring rescue.

May Contest Winner – 2021

Fools: A Sci Fi Heist

A jewelry heist on the 16th floor goes awry.

April Contest Winner – 2021

Lucky Day

A boy and an android versus an army.

March Contest Winner – 2021

Image: Smooth water reflecting a starry sky. Text: The Secret War--Read the prize-winning story--A Sci Fi tale of woe of Juliet and her Romeo

The Secret War

A Sci Fi tale of woe of Juliet and her Romeo.

February Contest Winner – 2021

The Lost Cadet

Can this cadet survive alone on a dino planet?

January Contest Winner – 2021

A Present for Smittens

Chasing the yellow butterfly was fun, but now Smittens is lost.

December Contest Winner – 2020

A Forest of Blue Eyes

Shim followed the blue-eyed girl into the desert and lost his way.

November Contest Winner – 2020

Almost Home

Infected by the Vere, Cass escapes Mars for home . . .

October Contest Winner – 2020

Hello, Universe!

Jess sent messages of light into the universe, never expecting a response. but he got one.

September Contest Winner – 2020

Matthew’s Stories on Other Sites

Read linked Sci Fi stories by Seth Comire and Matthew Cross about the prison system of the future.

One Infinite Loop

In the future, prison is a nightmare.

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