George Talin http://georgetalin.com Fantasy and science fiction stories Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:16:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://i0.wp.com/georgetalin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-journey_background.jpg?fit=32%2C32 George Talin http://georgetalin.com 32 32 122502448 Curiosity http://georgetalin.com/2018/02/02/curiosity/ http://georgetalin.com/2018/02/02/curiosity/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:02:54 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1311 Reading Time: 15 minutesAdella’s bright eyes opened. “Hey,” a voice said. “I can’t believe you somehow slept through that.” Adella turned towards Risa, the mission leader. “Look out there. That’s Martian soil.” Adella looked through the window near her seat and saw rust-colored dunes, and the strangest sight: a blue sunset. The soft orange sky melted into an […]

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The War Hidden Behind A Smile http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/27/war-hidden-behind-smile/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/27/war-hidden-behind-smile/#respond Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:53:59 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1277 Reading Time: 2 minutes“I hope what I’ve said hasn’t hurt you too much,” the young man told the general. The two men stood upon a hill, overlooking the Tyrian army’s camp. Thousands of soldiers worked on setting up tents, fences, stakes and fire pits. The Tyrian general smiled, “No, young chieftain, do not worry about your words. I understand,” he lightly clapped […]

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An Unexpected Homecoming http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/24/an-unexpected-homecoming/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/24/an-unexpected-homecoming/#respond Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:09:31 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1268 Reading Time: 3 minutesHe hadn’t seen the old man since he’d left them all those many years ago. Stewart didn’t know how to feel. His mother succumbed to illness many seasons ago, and his sister Lucy broke contact after she left for the Nine Isles. There his father was, with a grizzled grey beard, and deep wrinkles etched […]

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A Daring Heart Finds Its Willpower http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/21/daring-heart-finds-willpower/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/21/daring-heart-finds-willpower/#respond Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:26:26 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1264 Reading Time: 2 minutesIt was time. She’d fought against it for so long. Eliza waited near his locker after lunchtime. She knew everyone felt happier with a full stomach, and Eric was no exception. Boys were supposed to do this first, and this thought tortured her for the past month. Prom was only a few weeks away, and […]

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The Provocative Seduction of a Crime http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/20/provocative-seduction-crime/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/20/provocative-seduction-crime/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:01:36 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1258 Reading Time: 2 minutesMy brother leaned over and whispered to me, “If we both stick to the story, they can’t prove anything.” I nodded. That’s when the interrogator walked in, her long dark hair gently brushed over my shoulder as she took a seat opposite to us. A flowery scent followed her. She was young, and honestly, seemed […]

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What the Old World Left Behind http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/19/what-the-old-world-left-behind/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/19/what-the-old-world-left-behind/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:12:17 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1248 Reading Time: 3 minutesShe looked around quickly, to see if anything had been taken. There weren’t many people left above ground, but Sara knew there were a few stragglers left behind, clinging to the past just like herself. The abandoned home was an oddity—not a single broken window, no busted doors, and everything seemed intact. Inside, dust covered […]

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A Maiden Sent from the Heavens http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/18/the-maiden-sent-from-above/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/18/the-maiden-sent-from-above/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:23:34 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1215 Reading Time: 3 minutesShe wasn’t happy about it, but she’d been recalled to life for a reason. The Divine had told her it would be a relatively short, but essential trip back to Earth. At a young age, and as an illiterate farm girl, she noticed something strange. She could still remember her time in Heaven, her conversations […]

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A Shameless And Vengeful Lunar Affair http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/17/shameless-vengeful-lunar-affair/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/17/shameless-vengeful-lunar-affair/#respond Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:31:30 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1233 Reading Time: 2 minutesShen and Lindsey carried their argument to the streets of Luna City after dining. “You make me feel like I’m not good enough,” Shen said as he looked at an electric shuttle pod running by the side of the street. Lindsey scoffed. “And Cindy does?” She quickened her pace. “What’s that supposed to mean?” Shen […]

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A Silent Dawn http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/05/silentdawn/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/09/05/silentdawn/#comments Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:14:53 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1204 Reading Time: 9 minutesOn the snow-covered street leading to the market, Azara sang. It was the only song she knew, a song no one else had heard before. She focused on the song, her voice filled the afternoon with shades of sadness and nostalgia...

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The Edge of Light http://georgetalin.com/2017/06/18/the-edge-of-light/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/06/18/the-edge-of-light/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:31:49 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1194 Reading Time: 4 minutes“I’m hot,” Ariel sighed, undoing all the buttons of her shirt. She sat cross-legged on the white plastic chair, with nothing but a lacy black bra and pink panties on, and picked up her bacon sandwich again. “Is that really the last thing you want to eat?” Jacob raised an eyebrow. “What if it’s just […]

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Chasing Glory in the Eternal Storm http://georgetalin.com/2017/06/18/chasing-glory-eternal-storm/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/06/18/chasing-glory-eternal-storm/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:24:07 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1185 Reading Time: 6 minutesIt was as if the ocean itself waged a sudden and colossal war. The waves crashed against the ship, and the heavy spray of salty water made it nearly impossible to see anything. Most of the sailors had taken shelter, but some were still on deck and were finishing changing the regular sails to thicker […]

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A Coin for your Struggle http://georgetalin.com/2017/05/05/coin-for-struggle/ http://georgetalin.com/2017/05/05/coin-for-struggle/#respond Fri, 05 May 2017 20:54:35 +0000 http://georgetalin.com/?p=1177 Reading Time: 3 minutesIt was a cold, cloudy day in Oro, the capital city of Darros. It didn’t bother Advard, who walked with joy in his heels, his pocket heavy with ten iron squares. He worked hard as a cobbler and got lucky that day, a few rich citizens tipped him well. This added to the several seasons-worth of […]

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