Category: "Nexus"

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08/26/14

  01:00:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 156 words  
Categories: Nexus, The Necromancer's Gambit, Announcements

Update on Nexus 2: Sins of the Past, and The Gambit 2: Kindred Spirits

My writing schedule kind of resembles a mad scientist puttering around his lab. Originally, Nexus 2 was intended for August release, and Kindred Spirits for October. They won't be very far behind that, but they will be somewhat behind that. Next of Kin,… more »

06/03/11

  09:51:14 am, by Nic Wilson   , 4560 words  
Categories: Nexus

Epilogue: Worm-Gate

I?m going to skip ahead. Not because nothing happened on the trip back, but because I was focused, maybe even obsessed. I guess I was worried that after our last infoburst, the company might have an inkling what we were up to, and anticipate us. Maybe ev… more »

05/27/11

  09:44:25 am, by Nic Wilson   , 4265 words  
Categories: Nexus

Aftermath

MedDiv was blindfolded, and pressed up against the back wall in his office. ?Have any final words, traitorous pig-dog-fucker?? I asked.  ?Go to hell,? he sneared through a face that?s nearly all beard. I fired. A shower of red splashed from MedDiv?s… more »

05/20/11

  09:33:52 am, by Nic Wilson   , 2733 words  
Categories: Nexus

I Have An Election

After less than a week, things started to go back to normal. The problem was, normal no longer felt right. Things were better with Sam. Even Elle was happier. But I wasn?t. I couldn?t be. It started as a casual conversation with Elle, over liquor. Sh… more »

05/13/11

  08:52:51 am, by Nic Wilson   , 4069 words  
Categories: Nexus

FNS: Dalaxia

We sent shuttles down to collect our crew in shifts, and burned a lot of fuel getting them all back into orbit. As a last little fuck you from the Meh-Teh, they played archived transmissions from Dalaxia for the crew. There weren?t many who could still l… more »

05/06/11

  08:36:42 am, by Nic Wilson   , 6315 words  
Categories: Nexus

Coup

We were in the room I shared with Sam. Elle made some adjustments to it, so it didn?t look like civilized people live here, and turned the lights down to a shade above impenetrable darkness. Captain Diu?rnae was strapped into a chair Haley said she could… more »

04/29/11

  09:37:14 am, by Nic Wilson   , 4885 words  
Categories: Nexus

Deadlier of the Species

Friday Night Stories are written once a week, and updated on Friday. Recently, I've been doing serials, and this one, Nexus, began here, and continues below.  Elle and I threw the ground crew a party- with liquor. After Oma, well, we knew we might no… more »

04/22/11

  08:10:26 am, by Nic Wilson   , 4042 words  
Categories: Nexus

Nativity

I hadn?t seen HR in a week. He?d taken the time off, let a mousy little girl who was second in his chain of command take over. But I barely saw her; she?d always acted like I was one wrong word away from belting her in the mouth- which was strange since… more »

04/15/11

  09:43:51 am, by Nic Wilson   , 6004 words  
Categories: Nexus

Remission

My brain's coming back slowly. Case in point. The jaggoff who took control while I was unconscious. He?s got a title. And a name. But when I look at him, all that comes out is, ?Chronic masturbator! You were always my favorite.?  Elle, whose actual n… more »

04/08/11

  07:50:06 am, by Nic Wilson   , 3234 words  
Categories: Nexus

Intermission

This is HR Representative Peter Ferguson, filling in as lead officer of the Nexus. I do not have access to the previous captain?s logs. The ship?s AI says that, so long as the captain may potentially return to duty, and their contents remain uncritical t… more »

04/01/11

  07:48:55 am, by Nic Wilson   , 3229 words  
Categories: Nexus

Malignant

The radiation suits were less comfortable than even the antacid wear from Caulerpa. And the shuttle down to the planet was having a bumpier ride than we were comfortable with. SecDiv was antsy, but didn?t want to let on when she asked, ?So how confident… more »

03/25/11

  12:00:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 3799 words  
Categories: Nexus

Tumor

?Well, we?ve run the full battery of psychological tests we have. Your answers are strikingly in line with previous results, but not to a degree we?d find unsettling.? ?Try that again for those of us who don?t have Freud in our spank banks.?  She… more »

03/18/11

  07:46:02 am, by Nic Wilson   , 3486 words  
Categories: Nexus

Contamination

I must have been in her apartment. I dated a new age woman in school whose dorm looked similar, beads, crystals, fragrant smoke on the air. If only there were music playing older than I was I might have sworn I?d stumbled back into my own past.  My h… more »

03/11/11

  12:00:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 1465 words  
Categories: Nexus

Inside

And so we whomped together. It was like old times. And like old times, she dropped her guard, and got hit in the face. And when I tried to get her to head straight off to MedDiv, she refused, until the last of the partiers had been subdued. Then I took h… more »

03/04/11

  12:00:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 3574 words  
Categories: Nexus

Conflict Resolution

I wasn?t paying attention to my HUD map, or I might have seen Elle sneak up behind me. ?We need to talk.?  ?I recognize that tone, but you broke up with me years ago, and it?s not the kind of thing you reenact or need to renew. So, I?ll take a guess,… more »

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Nicolas Wilson is a writer and journalist. An archive featuring hundreds of short stories, comics and essays can be found here.

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