Moon Kimchi

Mirae Kim watched the pockmarked surface of the moon get bigger in the window of the spaceship Chandra. Her stomach felt queasy with a mixture of excitement, nervousness, and three days in zero gravity. She had tried to eat the food the crew had given out, but most of it would not stay down. The…

I, Fry Cook

I, Fry Cook Burger Lux felt like the unholy fusion of a crypt and a factory. A craptory, as I called it. There was no dining area, just four drive-thru windows along one side of the building. Behind the windows, a swarm of machines cut and fried and wrapped and packed 24 hours a day,…

Muse on Monday – July 5, 2021, Featuring “Yardima Alone”

Happy Monday everyone! In North America, this was a holiday weekend, with Canada Day on Thursday and Independence Day in the US on Sunday. Of course, we can’t forget the countries who are celebrating their independence today, which are Algeria, Cape Verde and Venezuela. I hope that wherever you live, you had a great weekend….

Gamified Grammar

Gamified Grammar It was finals day at the X-Box Online High School, and Jamie only had one test left: Fantasy Grammar. His sword technique was okay, but he was still shaky on his verb tenses. He put on his VR goggles. The scene changed to a snowy forest. A barbarian with an axe appeared and…

Mechon Ball

Mechon Ball Have you ever wanted to be a soccer ball? If you have, you’re probably crazy since those things get hit around a lot. But that’s basically what Mechon (meck-in) Ball is. There are two people on each team. One is in a big robot—the mech—about four meters tall. The other person is inside…

Cay and the Homework Chase

Cay and the Homework Chase Cay lived in a house on the Moon with his mom and dad and rocket-dog Squiddie. He went to elementary school every day, but he could not walk there. His school was on Earth. It was Monday and Cay was very tired. He had been playing moon-golf with his friends…