Human Idioms – Heavy Petting

One morning before the start of the early shift, Jin was sitting at the table in his quarters with his back to the rest of the room, when his roommate, Cor’ryn, walked up beside him causing him to nearly jump out of his seat. “It is not too late to request a new room assignment.” […]

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Human Idioms – Easter Eggs

Grangr was watching his roommate, Franz, play a video game but was confused because he was standing in one place and just pressing buttons. “What are you trying to accomplish?” “What? Oh, I am just trying to find an Easter egg.” Franz replied as he kept trying to find the right combination. “An Easter egg? […]

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Respect your equipment

“Private! What do you think you are doing?” yelled Master Sergeant Smith. The private snapped to attention “Trying to get a cup of coffee, sir!” “Why are you hitting the machine! This machine does not require to be hit in any of its operating instructions.” “I followed the instructions, but nothing comes out, sir!” “Look […]

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Human Idioms – Tied up

“Have you seen Grangr, over there talking with Steven?” Ginger said elbowing Mary next to her. “Yeah, the dog like alien.” Mary answered without looking up from her breakfast. “Wolf!” Ginger replied loud enough for everyone in the room to hear which caused her face to turn as red as her hair. “He probably would […]

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Human Idioms – Deep shit

“Steve, wait up.” yelled Quatittel as Steven walked down the shuttle bay. “I thought you had already left?” Steven said as Quatittel caught up. “My shuttle was delayed due to a late passenger so I came to see you off. Where is Parla? I thought she would be with you.” “It’s her shift, so we […]

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Only Humans Have Souls

Chilla is holding her fathers hand while they walk through the bazaar courtyard when they pass a couple humans yelling at each other. “Fadir, why did that alien yell at the other one to go to hell? Where is hell?” she asks her father. “Well…” Guster said as he tried to figure out how to […]

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Arrogance

The Benadur are the most advanced race in the galaxy and they use all lesser races as their servants. When they think a new species is ready, they send a conquering force and subjugate them to add to their slave ranks. After the scouts returned from their reconnaissance mission to Earth, the king looked over […]

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Complacency

Krag’var walked into Emperor Thun’kun’s throne room, trying to stop shaking at the thought of being executed after presenting his report. He looked at the members of the Emperors entourage and saw them averting their eyes, knowing his fate. As he approached the Emperor he knelt and waited for permission to speak. “Speak.” announced the […]

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Human Idioms – Bury the hatchet

Steven is in his room anxiously getting ready to go on leave for the night at Moliompair, a transportation hub that has become known more for its entertainment than its original design. Just about any type of entertainment from around the galaxy can be found there and this may be the last time he gets […]

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Until Death

Professor Malkin was sitting in his office pondering what species to use to try and stump his students in today’s lecture. In thirty years of teaching final level Xenoanthropology, he has never failed at bringing up a sentient species that none of his students was familiar with. But this year, this class took it as […]

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