01: The Invite

Elisabeth Garrison

This is the next part of the story that started with Parenting for Windows 98. It's a few months later, since Kit's eighteen now, and I made sure I had more scifi worked into the story (seriously, until I wrote this, Kit was an only child *grins*). Rather than add the rest of a very long story, I'm breaking Phoenix House up into more palatable bittles.

The Hellfire Angel

Catherine Mc Dermott

Our world is being torn apart by some ultra Evil! It must be saved by two girls and a boy (Romantic triangle? I think not!) Set in the future but not a gun in sight

Internet Alien

Christina Estrem

This is a short story that I wrote because I wanted to have a story that was actually completed, unlike most of my other work.


Charity Harrell

It can be a bleak future and an unhappy one of you heavily rely on the internet--too much... This tells the story of two girls living in a future where the world uses the internet for everything.

Variance Reality Part One

Nathan Bennetch

Set in a world advanced into the future, with upgraded Internet technology, a freelance game designer formulates a theory. A theory stating there may be more to this life than we know...

Doors of Gods I

Josephine Rosén

On the planet of Mooretec a group of scientists have got quite fascinated by Earth mythologies and from that a virtual reality game and a number of genetically enginered monsters have risen. If you become master of the VR Mythologica you get a chance to travel to the World, where the living monsters can be found...

Variance Reality Part Four

Nathan Bennetch

Things are beginning to heat up...

Variance Reality Part Three

Nathan Bennetch

The night after Dan demonstrated his game, he tried to rest, somewhat fitfully. Until...

Different Worlds (EDITED)

H Leonard

Worlds is the longest piece of fiction I've ever typed, and finally here it is edited. I took advice, reduced the amount of perspectives, fixed to the best of my abilities the shifting tenses and altered an awful lot. The plot remains the same as it was though. Any input would be greatly appreciated, especially about the shifting viewpoints and peoples opinions on if this is an improvement over the last version or not (don't worry if you haven't read the original please still look this over and comment) The world is one ruled by women with psychic powers, where it is the turn of males to be persecuted. A world where the prophecies foretell of a chosen one who will throw off the shackles of opression, a man with the powers of a woman who will bring about great changes. Here begins the tale... (which incidentally is continued in Other Worlds)

02: Guten Tag

Elisabeth Garrison

The third installment of Phoenix House, which was begun in Parenting For Windows 98. this isn't a huge chapter, plot-wise; it just gives me a chance to show Kit a little more and introduce Marya and Anna, who need to be established before I can use them. Yes, this is scifi; I hate space opera and don't believe in throwing in aliens and cyborgs for no good reasons. It's the little things that show up in the way people live (there are refences to hydrogen fuel cells, the ozone layer, a failing natural gas industry, etc. in here. So, Dear Moderators, (who have entirely too large a workload to pick out the little details of a deranged mind) I assure you that this is scifi and will continue to be so.

Cyberdemon - Intro

Joseph Morse

People have mysterously been dieing on a system on the Internet

If We Had Faces

Kathleen Casey

Imagine a world with only four walls, a bed, a window, a door, and a computer. Your only way to contact other people is through the internet. You were raised to stay in your room and be happy. Imagine, not being happy anymore. This is a story of a world without faces, only usernames, and a boy named Darren who wants to remove all the masks...see all the faces...and start the new year.


Scott Gajewski

'Humans beings are a disease, a cancer on this planet. You are a plague, and we are...the cure'

Prologue: Parenting for Windows 98

Elisabeth Garrison

I'm traditionally a fantasy freak, so I wanted to branch out and write a series of stories that was scifi. In truth, this isn't part of the series, Phoenix House, but Kit and Dougal are important characters in it and this is some antecedent action I've actually written this story three times; I lost the other two copies. It was originally a piece I submitted as a Provincial Achievement Test mock-up for grade nine with the prompt, 'How does technology affect people?' but it's turned into an almost-commentary on internet addiction and how society treats Gifted (IQ of 140+) people since then.This doesn't seem like a sci-fi story first off (it was rejected on its first way through the Extranet) but that's because I'm not a space opera fan. It's set about 2060, when the Internet is a little more entrenched in the culture; it just seemed pointless to have random androids running around. I don't think we change enough for the future to be so different from the present. The changes are very subtle.

All Worlds

H Leonard

This is Part 3 of Worlds. Read, comment, enjoy. (Please). Hopefully I'll get it edited by the end of this year. Part four is in the process of being written. Comment and it may happen faster.

Other Worlds

H Leonard

This is the companion story to Different Worlds, it stands on it's own quite happily, though is probably best read after you've read DW (which contains more in depth background information than this). For those who don't know, Other Worlds is a sci-fi story, based in a world where women rule, men are their pawns and the internet is sentient. Thanks very much to A for her constructive comments, and for proof-reading this. There are a few embarassing spelling mistakes (especially near the end) which I'll do my best to remove in my next upload (which should be next week) Hope you all enjoy.

Variance Reality Part Two

Nathan Bennetch

'Thalius' tries to explain his game idea to his friend...

Variance Reality Part Five

Nathan Bennetch

At last... part five!

Ev's End, Prologue

Anindito Alfaritsi

The introduction to the starting characters of this tale. A high school student having trouble in accepting reality, a maiden yearning to discover her own true feelings, a young man who strays from the path which most people choose, and a half-elven who is yet to accept the ancient clan's heritage. When an aged artist conveys the message about the end of the world, a great journey lies in the future of the children. But before that, they first strive to find out the distinct differance between truth and imagination they thought they once know.