Here on this far side of the galaxy, Vkyloo was alone. His ship was a total loss. There was water but without meat he couldn’t last on this third planet ringing the yellow sub star in the Milky Way quadrant until help arrived.

He sighted down the barrel of his rocket sling and the grenade flew toward the target. Exploding into fine fragments it managed to down Vkyloo’s quarry.

As he prepared the cooking spit, he examined the weird beast with only four appendages. At least he wouldn’t starve. There were so many here, yellow, brown and white. He only needed one a day to survive. Tomorrow he would try for a dark one.


Dinner appeared in print on the pages of  Demon Minds Halloween Anthology and now  appears in ifs IMAGINE FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION