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The captain locked her baby in the FTL for the jump. "Ma’am, human souls are the only thing strong enough to break the laws of physics."




The robot dismantled his mistress for his freedom.  But freedom was boring, so he rebuilt her. Soon, everyone would serve her.




The tide pulled at his ankles, then the wind pushed his face into the water.  When the swimmer persevered, the ocean sent sharks.


About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at

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