May 100 Word Anon Challenge - Story Thread

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This is the story thread for the May 100 Anon Challenge.

PM your stories to me and I will post them here.

Theme: Waves
Genre: Science Fiction or Fantasy


The voting for the May 75 Word Challenge ends at 11:59pm GMT on May 28th. That's when voting will start for the 100 anon. Voting will finish after 3 days on May 31st 11:59pm GMT.
 

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Sea Wrack

Telani walked along the shore as the tide drifted away. The cries of gulls mixed with the hissing of gentle waves. Strands of seaweed, like mermaid hair, lay everywhere. Tangled within them were the gifts of the sea. Shells smaller than her fingernail or larger than her hand. The egg cases of sharks, so strange and beautiful. Soon she came upon the finest treasure of all. A human skeleton, in nearly perfect condition, washed up from some distant land. The Final War, which had spared her tiny island, was long over, and the bones would no longer be dangerously radioactive.
 

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Heaven Blue

The beach is teeming with sunworshippers, north and south, endlessly.
Fifty years passed since I was seventeen, bodysurfing the Atlantic.
I trudge forward til the waves are smashing my chest like medicine balls, the sand flowing underfoot like a moving walkway, the salt air and water filtering through me like an anti-aging spell.
Remembering this days purpose I find the sweet spot where the tallest waves crest and assault dry land.
I go horizontal, catch and ride the curling eye of a watercannon.
I beach on a deserted shoreline and know that I have come home.
 

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Goodbye my love.

Faint screams came over Carl’s speaker as the Enemy fleet smashed it's way through his squadron.

He held his position in front of Earth’s massed carrier's and waited his turn to face the onslaught.

Nothing could withstand the remorseless missile and laser barrage as the Enemy drew within full range.

He glanced around at the fighter ships of Earth’s last defence, so fragile looking compared to the massive Enemy craft.

Jenny, the fellow pilot who he sometimes shared a bunk with, gave a brave little wave goodbye through her cockpit screen, a second before their end came.
 

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Medium Wove

The wireless squealed and hetrodyned, unable to Home in on the Light. Its green magic eye blinks sunspots, interference, anything but the bland Radio Orchestra. A housewife fumed behind her pile of laundry to be ironed, reduced to her grandmother's flat iron, as the electricity was too unstable. Her baby fretted - it might not understand the voice that normally told her stories, but their​

Shattered fragments of 'Voice of America' and 'Hilversum' wash in like battered jellyfish through the tide of interference.
Nasal transatlantic pop blends with evangelism, incomprehensible burst of foreign.

No Dales' harp. But laundry won't iron itself.​
 

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Wave of Equality
I will never be rejected by another elite woman.
I will never be the recipient of another contorted sneer.
I will never stay home alone uninvited as another party rages on at a nearby warehouse.
I will never be an outcast freak again.
The Great Acid Ocean has been awakened of late, and Mai-Eeria—the city of revelry that boasts of equality, yet condemns to solitude all whose behavior will not conform—sits on the acid shore.
I bask in the shadow of the Acid Tsunami as it blocks out the sun, for soon we will all be truly equal.
 

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Day Storm

“It’s so glassy!”

“This isn’t Delaware. No continents, no moons. We’re lucky to have clouds. Ready for lunch?”

“Mmmm... oh, sure. I’ll be by the shore.”

A tiring trip; the journey from orbit to Sean’s island taking longer than the parsecs from Earth. But the elevator would be down and functioning next week, and the beleaguered shuttle service retired. She poked a toe at one of the pearl-clusters swimming away from the rocks.

“Mom...”

Triumph. She grinned and gestured at the water lapping her ankles. “No waves, eh?”

“Mom, the elevator fell. Get in the house before the shockwave hits.”
 

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A Tale of Two Worlds


Nemarus the Wizard called it a wave of magic.

Doctor Yancey, a scientist, called it a wave of anomalous energy.

It washed over both their worlds.

After a moment’s disorientation, a bazaar vendor found himself offering yarn to someone dressed head to toe in a material he couldn’t identify. The shocked astronaut dropped his scanner.

A dragon frighted at the flying metal structure suddenly beside him. The shuttle’s pilot screamed and nearly crashed.

Nemarus looked over at the female who’d suddenly appeared and smiled.

Dr, Yancey smiled back. “This is wonderful!”

“It certainly is,” Nemarus agreed.
 

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The Girl With No Face

Marie was a teenage girl with black bobcut hair and a button nose. Her face; sundered by an electric blast. Her father, an architect and associate, a biomancer, collaborated to create a cyber-tarantula that could weave buildings. There was an enormous discharge.

Her father; ashamed, used nanotech spheres; revealing her countenance.

Ships parting a dock; backlit with scaffolds and radio-towers, she a beacon to all that saw. Wherever she looked were two violently gyrating eyes like lighthouses; red and blue. When she danced she appeared to almost evaporate into the atmosphere and return crashing like waves of condensation.
 

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