Fantasy Science Fiction dark space flash fiction colony ships

Light Years

By KJ Kabza
Dec 1, 2019 · 99 words · 1 minute


From the author: The best place for vampires is a deep-space colony ship. Without lethal daylight, who can stop us?


The best place for vampires is a deep-space colony ship. Without lethal daylight, who can stop us?

We feasted on sleeping thousands, but we argued. We'd have to let them land and colonize, so they could breed and make more food—but how soon?

The argument turned ugly. We murdered each other as humans awoke, gravity pulled, and the ship landed. I wept for all the dead, not wanting to live myself.

I stepped into the new planet's sunlight, ready to die. But nothing happened.

Of course. The...

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