By Stewart C Baker
1,098 words · 4-minute reading time
Dear Dr. Higglebottem,
The board has received troubling reports from a group of hyper-dolphins about your recent activities on Tau Ceti f.
These reports claim:
We would like to remind you that all upliftings need to be cleared for safety and sociability before any work can begin. (Remember Dr. White's planet-eating...
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Stewart C Baker is an academic librarian, speculative fiction writer, and occasional haikuist. His fiction has appeared in Writers of the Future, Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, and Flash Fiction Online, among other places. Stewart was born in England, has lived in South Carolina, Japan, and California (in that order), and currently resides in Oregon with his family—although if anyone asks, he’ll usually say he’s from the Internet. You can find him at infomancy.net or on Twitter and Facebook as @stewartcbaker
This story originally appeared in Flash Fiction Online.