Category Archives: Speck of Light

Sequel to The Lightbringer. More stories about Lucifer and John Smith.

12 “SPIDERS AND SNAKES” [Speck of Light]

John Smith’s armory was well stocked with some of the finest Daemon weaponry in the cosmos. He had even garnered a few Elven trophies won by wager at the poker table. But the finest weapon in his armory lay asleep … Continue reading

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11 NEW AGE WEDDING CRASHERS [Speck of Light]

Lois Alden was hyperventilating. Her maid of honor had disappeared and her wedding was two weeks away. The best man had no idea where Helen went or when she would return, if she returned at all. Thomas gave her the … Continue reading

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10 DISTRESS CALL [Speck of Light]

“…mittere sub proelio fractae navis…” The signal was mostly static except for that one decipherable fragment. “It’s Latin. It translates roughly to ‘need help, under attack, ship damaged’ and NASA has no idea where the signal is coming from.” The … Continue reading

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9 … SUFFER A TROLL [Speck of Light]

It had stuffed itself in tightly, blocking passage through the bridge. And no amount of cajoling could get it to move. How it managed to get inside the bridge was a mystery. Thomas was threatening to shut down the bridge … Continue reading

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8 BUILD A BRIDGE… [Speck of Light]

After a few days under the watchful eye of The Darkness, the Vita Navi left the solar system. The metal stairs surrounding the trees were disassembled and the interior spaces deactivated. Each of the remaining families kept the technology that … Continue reading

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7 THE SHARD [Speck of Light]

The object entered the solar system traveling at great speed. As it made a close pass by Neptune, its course altered slightly in the gravity well of the gas giant. Passing through Saturn’s outermost ring slowed it down as it … Continue reading

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6 SHOCK WAVE [Speck of Light]

Thomas didn’t show up for breakfast the next morning. Helen decided to let him sleep in rather than disturb the hungover elf. She arrived at work a little early after skipping breakfast entirely. A few minutes after she settled in … Continue reading

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