Worlds Apart: A Sci-Fi Horror Short by Blair Morrigan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lieutenant Cameron Joiner is faced with trying to get home from a mission to a satellite orbiting Mars when disaster strikes and leaves him alone in a crippled ship in…who knows where.
An emotional, psychological story that has a touch of mystery as you go along. Of course, he does want to know what happened, right? The more story you read the more you sense how imperative it is he fix the ship and get home before he’s the next victim of whatever murdered his crewmates.
The descriptive writing pulls you into the scenes and you feel what Joiner feels. You end up caring what happens to him and root for him to win.
Joiner goes through emotional highs to center of the her lows. Your heart gets ripped out one minute and the next you have hope.
The tension starts from the very first page and doesn’t stop until the end.
The story is about 10,000 words and is 43 pages with an 8-page preview of another story at the back. It’s a One Hour read that can be read in way less time, depending on your preference.
This is a standalone short and it could have a sequel if the author wants to do one, but doesn’t need one.
I recommend it to fans of science fiction, psychological horror, horror, Star Trek, and (James Cameron’s ‘Alien’ to Some Extent) and as the author mentions The Twilight Zone.
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