ODYSSEUS

by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne A story from the Salvage Crew universe BOOT CYCLE 3,0402CLEAR BUFFER I left home when I was three. Or rather, I should say they made me leave. I would have stayed there forever, surrounded by the comforting glow of florescent lights.But instead they threw us all out.My first memories of childhood are… Read more ODYSSEUS

Beatnik

by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne First published in Chronicle Worlds: Crime and Punishment (Future Chronicles 21) “But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit, what I shall soon cease to be – a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others, and intolerable… Read more Beatnik

Ozymandias

by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne First published 2019, in Horizons Beyond (Goodreads link)   It was when the riot began that Jordan noticed that his arms were missing. The other students, of course, never noticed: they screamed, they charged, and when the dust settled, their bodies lay scattered across the ground, knocked down like so many bowling… Read more Ozymandias