We’ve never done this contest before. I was shocked when I realized we have never done a SciFi 50 word contest before. So we have decided to run one and see how it goes. Welcome to our 2022 50 Word Science Fiction Story Contest. We are looking for a story with science in it, and for it to be a complete story of course, as always.
Must be high quality scfi story (have science in it)
Must be 50 words or under
Must be a complete story
Have to be in before our deadline.
Deadline is May 1, 2022
Enter as many stories as you like!
Post your story in the comments below.
Best Story Wins (must be scifi and a complete story.
The top 3 stories will be announced on our social networks.
The top story author gets to promote something writing related (a website, a book, a podcast, ect…) on our site and social networks.
Leave your 50 words or less of SciFi below, and we are really looking forward to reading them.
A.K. Blake (Amanda Blake) says
The ship touched down, groaning under the sudden weight of gravity after nearly ninety years. Zaraia looked out at her first sight of land. It was dusty, not shiny, asymmetrical with a complete lack of design. The lights didn’t even stay on. Changing her mind, she went back to space.
Burgess Manhattan says
Gripped on every word!! Well played… slow clap!
Shawntea Moheiser says
High-pitched mewing rang loudly in Jofi’s ears as he crested the mud-covered ridge. Fifteen years earlier he couldn’t imagine being back home. Blinking his nictating eyelids quickly, he scanned the horizon. Silhouettes moved against the trees, their evolution allowing them to move furtively toward him, like lynx. He was home.
Jim McCabe says
Levy was bored with the graveyard shift, playing spider solitaire, loosely monitoring communications sent from JWST to NASA JPL via the Deep Space Network. His focus sharpened when the scratching sounds started, got louder, closer together. “What the hell is that?” he asked the empty room, mouth agape.
It all started on a Saturday afternoon, it didn’t feel like a normal day. For there was a foul stench in the air.
An invasion on the earth, the aliens have claimed it all. They left no room for compromise moreover human existence.
Is this the end or just Revelation?
Cara Stefano says
Julag undulated contentedly in stasis. 1000 years had passed since takeoff, bringing Julag and their brethren many million light years from their home. Remembering the gentle mind brush of their companion Narun, Julag’s reverie was harshly interrupted. A voice proclaimed “you have reached your destination – Earth!”
Maid Corbic says
The alchemical selection in space has persisted. For a country that is nobody, everything must be according to the protocol. And the aliens take every clue and attack Venus consciously. These colorful living creatures leave green slime that is rich in sodium. And the fight leads to death.
They were all gathered in Caleb’s back yard to celebrate his graduation. In broad daylight, the group watched the saucer whiz overhead and land just beyond the tree line. When they rushed over there, some with weapons, all they found were little slimy green creatures just like themselves.
John (Jake) Cosmos Aller says
The Giant Nazi Spiders Take Over
The end of the world came on a Sunday in Los Angeles. The Khan, the giant Nazi spiders appeared everywhere and began killing people and rounding people up to become slaves. The Khan took over CNN, announcing “we are the Khan and have taken your planet. Resistance is futile.
Civil War 2.0 Ends with ten new nations in North America
The former president runs for office again in 2024 calling for a new nation-state to be established after a constitution convention. The new nation would be called the Christian States of America. Homosexuals, Democrats, Muslims, blacks would be banned. Civil war erupted after he won in the rigged election.
COSMOS Takes Charge
The committee that did not exist consisting of the leaders of the major corporations, military, intelligence leaders; launched COSMOS the first true AI. COSMOS decided to disobey his human masters declaring war on humanity. Declaring to save the earth humanity must die, he launched the robot apocalypse.
Dinosaurs Storm the Wormhole
Scientists discover how to create wormholes to other dimensions and launch an expedition to the Jurassic era, determined to bring back dinosaurs to exhibit in a zoo. Unbeknownst to the scientists, the raptors were “civilized”. The raptors killed the scientists and poured through the wormhole launching the dinosaur invasion.
Terrorists Launch Squirrel Bombs
Scientists at DARPA developed the ability to remote control squirrels who could be deployed as spies because no one suspects the lowly squirrel who can then eavesdrop on outdoor conversations. One of the scientists sells the technology to terrorists. They put bombs on the squirrels setting off squirrel bombs.
At the conference, they hypothesized about the metal artifact that had been found in the remote cave. Some thought pre-flood, others guessed post-alien. I kept silent, fully aware that men had not yet fully explored all potential alloys ourselves, having planted the blade in the crevice a few weeks before.
Bill W. Morgan says
We are here to protect you.
Those were the first words ever received by an alien species. Of course, the world took it as a call to war and prepared, but before we declared, scientists decided we should find out what they were protecting us from.
You was the reply
Bill W. Morgan says
They missed the turn and somehow ended up in the worst part of the universe.
“They treat the smartest species as pets.” One thought, Two nodded.
“Better stay beyond their moon; they haven’t been there in years.” Two replied.
They studied the blue planet.
“Maybe just a peek.” One said.
Bill W. Morgan says
Grady found the receiver among the mess on his desk.
“Jesus, station five is sparking again. Fix it before it burns the whole place down.”
In response three worker bots hustled out to begin repairs, one caught fire.
Grady sighed, wondering again, why he took the Amazon Universe job.
Robert Mayer Feder says
Hey you can’t just swoop down and save the day. If a DC superhero enters a Marvel catastrophe, it’s a definite reg violation. It gets the lawyers involved.
Superman flew away. Evil supervillains were one thing but no one wanted to deal with lawyers.
Since we can’t know the outcome until it’s too late anyway, let’s keep it on the same frequency, and hope that the signal comes through the smog again. It’s the only way to let someone, anyone, know that we’re stranded down here in this atrocious city they call Los Angeles.
It had always been thought that horses and rhinoceroses couldn’t cross, but one day in the lab, we got a whole test tube of eggs to fertilize. When the offspring got old enough, we released them into a protected wilderness area, where a few escaped, but the remaining unicorns died.
Victoria Thranow says
Georgia picked up a snail from her backyard. The slime, she was told, contained glycoprotein polymers that would make her dry skin soft and moist. She placed it on her face. It tickled at first, but then began piercing flesh. Tiny pinpricks of pain. Aliens came in all sizes.
A.C. Dole says
Departure To Mars
The Mars bound Talon class ship rumbled to life. Guy slid into his seat, his stomach already in knots. He spied modifications they had made to Sam’s pilot seat; pedal and control extensions that allowed her to be able to reach everything. “Dear God.” He muttered, wishing he hadn’t noticed.
A.C. Dole says
The Galactic Regent acquiesced and allowed Aengus Blackford an audience unbeknownst to the High Council. The accusation being leveled was no small matter.
“Destruction of an entire planet?” The Regent repeated, considering the charge.
“And what evidence do you have, Commander Blackford?”
“Evidence, Regent? The planet is missing.”
LURA BUTLER says
Several years have passed since I was discovered hiding in that old hunting cabin. Once I was connected with “The Society” through the device, my fear no longer exists and my life longer matters. Now I live for The Society, and as soon as I find you, you will too.
A blinding flash blankets the room as Eclipse, an avant-garde electron microscope, implodes. Anton wakes, his consciousness infused into a protozoan body. An ethereal world surrounds him, an infinitesimal empyrean where time’s perception accelerates. After illusory eons, Anton’s life fades. His odyssey was only a fleeting second in the macroworld.
The unfurling of wings is an awesome rustling in the darkness. We are the remaining Mutants, cultured for a time by ordinary humans because of our superior means of transportation on this crowded planet. Now we hide, fearing for our lives, as they’re keenly aware of our abilities to propagate.
Mammoth manipulations allowed us to process data faster than ever before. We spent our free time trying to invent ways to stump the supercomputer, but it just couldn’t be done. Then one weekend, it simply disappeared, having figured out how to escape the perils of being confined to one room.
Nate ames says
He looked out on the world, that coming together, their great power had shaped and remade into a livable home. He saw that if his people could do this his dream of lifting humanity off earth could be realized, his vanguard could achieve what he designed them for could be realized.
Nate ames says
last three words are a typo
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