Monday, 19 September 2011


A tiger stalked the empty corridors of Genesis station. His name was Flame and he had been a tiger for almost a century.

The underside of the station was transparent and from here he liked to watch the tranquil planet below with his own eyes. They had named the planet Gaia, the people who had transplanted his brain from his wasting body into this marvel of technology, this immortal, cybernetic tiger-form.

Later, he would network with the station’s sensors and search the deep seas for Sula in her dolphin-form. He might send her another message; this time she might reply.

(Originally titled 'Orbiting Body' (which obviously doesn't fit the one-word title remit here. ;) ) A friend requested, for her birthday: "drabbles. If I could beg one thing of you, it would be: robots and tigers and deep under the sea and unrequited love and faraway planets with lonely astronauts." And this is what happened...)


  1. It happened and IT IS WONDERFUL.

    Thank you so much.

  2. No worries. Just really happy you like it. ^_^

  3. Tyger Tyger burning bright
    In the rings of saturn’s light
    Which unrequited hand or eye
    Could tame thy heart’s soliloquy?

    In what distant deeps or skies...
    In what distant deeps or skies…
    In what distant deeps or skies….

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    In what distant deeps or skies

  4. The Blake didn't entirely go to waste then...? ;)
    Thank you, Dee. =)

  5. Now there's a delirious mash-up... William Blake's 7. =s

  6. Thnaks, Steve. Both things I often strive for in my fiction. =)