Meg Danish is a semi-published science fiction writer who views everything from strange angles.
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Ray Bradbury, Octavia E. Butler, Anne McCaffrey, David & Leigh Eddings, and Terry Pratchett. Probably more I'm forgetting at the moment.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I think I was in 3rd or 4th grade, and the story was a class creative writing exercise to the prompt, "The River." I did what I always do: shut out the world and described the sensations I experienced as I stood on a river bank in my imagination.
These two science fiction short stories take place in a space-faring, quasi-militaristic society in a bottle. With no faster-than-light travel, Fleet culture and technology are decades (and sometimes centuries) out of sync with the rest of the universe. Whether that's for better or worse is anyone's guess!
Originally published in Anthology Builder 2015 and 'Short Stories and Tall Tales' 2016.