Spacer Tales: The Haunted Hatchway

Spacer Tales: The Haunted Hatchway

S J MacDonald

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Short Stories

Welcome to Kluskey's spacer hangout. Here, spacers swap yarns of ghost ships, space monsters, the weird and wonderful and the downright daft. In this story, spacer Biz Cooper tells of a ghostly presence on board the freighter Colestar 24. A 4,500 word story.Biz Cooper comes into Kluskey's bar with an urgent tale to tell. Two thirds of the Colestar 24's crew have left the ship as it comes into port. The second hand hatchway they had fitted three months ago has been acting up ever since it was installed. The crew of the space freighter has figured out why.The Colestar 24 will shortly be advertising vacancies for crew.You may want to hear what Biz has to say before you consider applying.
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Spacer Tales: The Lonely Engineer

Spacer Tales: The Lonely Engineer

S J MacDonald

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Short Stories

Welcome to Kluskey's spacer hangout. Here, spacers swap yarns of ghost ships, space monsters, the weird and wonderful and the downright daft.In this first story, veteran spacer Jok tells the story of the last survivor of a doomed starship. A 3,200 word sci-fi ghost story.It's a quiet night in Kluskey's spacer hangout, so Tam Kluskey asks veteran spacer Jok to tell a story. Jok tells the tale of the Surehaul Logistics 7, a freighter which should never have been in space. When the ship arrives at its destination under autopilot and broadcasting a distress signal, a rescue team is sent aboard.What they find is the haunting story of the Lonely Engineer.A 3,200 word sci-fi ghost story.
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Spacer Tales: The Alien Monks

Spacer Tales: The Alien Monks

S J MacDonald

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Short Stories

Welcome to Kluskey's spacer hangout. Here, spacers swap yarns of ghost ships, space monsters, the weird and wonderful and the downright daft. In this story the hangout is visited by alien monks keen to try Tam Kluskey’s famous burgers.The five little men who walk into Kluskey’s are no ordinary customers. They are Shantaitha, monks from the planet Gide, making an epic journey across human space. On the way, they would like Kluskey Burgers.
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Spacer Tales: The Explorer

Spacer Tales: The Explorer

S J MacDonald

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult / Short Stories

Welcome to Kluskey's spacer hangout. Here, spacers swap yarns of ghost ships, space monsters, the weird and wonderful and the downright daft.Exploration Corps officer Amil Talen has just got back from a two year expedition, telling tales of strange new life forms. But just what is it lurking at the bottom of that cave?Welcome to Kluskey's spacer hangout. Here, spacers swap yarns of ghost ships, space monsters, the weird and wonderful and the downright daft.Exploration Corps officer Amil Talen has just returned from a two year expedition far beyond the borders of known space. In this short story he tells an admiring audience how it felt to stand on an alien world, discovering and naming new life forms. But just what is it that's lurking deep in the dark cave?
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