Susu Frid’s Egyptian Asteroid

In this latest submission to our short story contest for GAF Mainframe, we see a behind-the-scenes snippet of Susu Frid and Private Puff’s adventures on Arkello 2. This story takes place in the middle of the action-packed events chronicled in The Arkellan Treaty, available later this year from StarkLight Press. An excellent alien artifact piece written by Sharon Flood! This story, along with all of our winning artifact entries, is eligible for inclusion in Tales from Space II, the second GAF Mainframe short story anthology. Congratulations, Sharon!     Private Susu Frid, Personal Device Vid Journal Arkellan Treaty Mission. I’m … Continue reading Susu Frid’s Egyptian Asteroid

Space Stranded: Coming Soon!

Look for this latest novel in the GAF Mainframe universe, coming late 2016! Captain Wrought, his first Lieutenant and a crew of intrepid (and dysfunctional) Detach Detachment members crash land on a rogue asteroid, desolate save for a forest of eeirie, multicolored fungi. As tensions rise and crew members are suddenly overcome by a strange, searing pain, Verily Wrought must try to find a way off of the asteroid and back into space before the strange electromagnetic field on the planet induces the destruction of their shuttle. Trying to keep a preternatural aggravation at bay amongst his soldiers is trouble … Continue reading Space Stranded: Coming Soon!

Puff Errington’s Fateful Discovery

In the next of our Alien Artifact story submissions, Jenn Spaulding tells the story of how Detach Detachment’s Puff Errington found a magic ring that led to horrific events…   Puff and the Magic Dragon’s Eye by Jenn Spaulding Before Puff got arrested and had the option to go to jail or join the GAF, she spent her whole life on her home planet of Erronburg in the Alpha Quadrant. Erronburg is an overcrowded, industrialized planet that not many of its inhabitants make it off from. Both of her parents worked many hours at the factory or were out at … Continue reading Puff Errington’s Fateful Discovery

Alien Artifact Stories are Here!

At long last, our alien artifact short story prompt brings its tales to GAF Mainframe! The GAF universe is an immense place, where all kinds of unusual, powerful and mysterious creations can fall into the hands of our favorite characters. We begin with a tale from Van Fleming, who writes about the IUS (Intelligence Universal Service) Agent Aric Drakes and his unwitting discovery of new alien armor: Next left, second right, fourth security door. Aric Drakes placed his little black box over the security device and let the nano-tech interface with the system. As far as security logs would be … Continue reading Alien Artifact Stories are Here!

Dr. Johnson-

A Glimpse into the character of Jellicman doctor, Stephen Johnson, from “Dalton’s Daughter”: At first it was just noticing that when I asked a question Stephen would answer, sounding happy and excited to share his information with me, and then I noticed that he treated Sarah as though she was stupid if she asked an equally legitimate question. I overheard Ange, one of the other nurses teasing Sarah, it was just one comment about how Steven had found fresh meat to go after and then I realized that the ‘meat’ they were talking about was me. I put togther that … Continue reading Dr. Johnson-

Puff, Susu and Shady under Whatthehel’s Command

An excerpt from “An Incident in El Noor”:   While the GAF’s most infamous unit, Detach Detachment, was known galaxy wide for the spotty array of criminals, miscreants and recidivist soldiersin the whole of the GAGA, the men who wound up serving the GAF in El Noor were even more despicable. Too useless for regular service and too dull, lazy and indifferent to warrant quarantine in the DD, they were sent off to El Noor sector to quietly run out their enlistments and either get shipped off to civilian life elsewhere or die unceremoniously in uniform. Even the incorrigibles of … Continue reading Puff, Susu and Shady under Whatthehel’s Command

Aric Drakes Excerpt

Here’s the latest glimpse into the private life of IUS agent Aric Drakes: Aric was passed out in his own bed, sprawled across the mattress like a victim of an explosion. He was lost in the sleep that only comes when the journey is done. He was often awake for days at a time. The intensity of his work led him often from one horrendous nightmare to another, fending off brutal attacks, sniper shootings, assassinations and worse in a single-minded attempt to achieve his objective. His world was not linear in the incidents of his life; on the contrary, it … Continue reading Aric Drakes Excerpt

Pvt. Bev P’olemy

Bev P’olemy is a native born Altarean who was trained in her home system to be a fierce fighter and protector of their ruling class. She joined the GAF in her early twenties, following a foray into the greater galaxy as part of her work as a junior guard to the Altarean Emperor. Bev fell in love with the ideal of Galactic protection the GAF represented and sailed successfully through boot camp with highest honors. Although she was unable to afford an officer’s commission, her early showings in boot camp and on assignment had her marked for promotion to the … Continue reading Pvt. Bev P’olemy

Pvt. Susu Frid

Private Susu Frid is a physicist and niece to the famous astro-physicist R.T. Frid who was instrumental in helping the Gendler’s escape their galaxy that was being destroyed by a black hole. Susu joined the GAF out of a sense of keen curiosity to see the rest of the galaxy. Her high intellect made her family extremely reluctant to join the GAF but her determination and conviction on the subject caused her to leave her family without their permission when she came of age and sign up for a five year stint in the GAF. At first she showed potential … Continue reading Pvt. Susu Frid

Gendlers, Race

Although Gendler’s look like blue furry puff balls with eye stalks, they have an extremely advanced society and excel especially in the sciences. They have loving family units and close bonds to each other but are fundamentally practical and will sacrifice themselves or their family members for the greater good despite their deep love. When the Gendlers discovered that their entire galaxy was being destroyed by a massive black hole that was spewing massive amounts of radiation out, they determined that they had to escape their galaxy quickly if their species was to survive intact. The younger generations of Gendlers … Continue reading Gendlers, Race