Short Stories

Below is a list of short fiction works by Christina Engela:

Short Stories (3,500 – 7,500 words):

  1. Code Red (1988, revised 2017)
  2. Dysfunxion (1990)
  3. The Devils in The Sky (1993)
  4. A Really Bad Day In The Life Of Lance Corporal Thomas O’Blivion (1995)
  5. Beyond (1998)
  6. I, Mac (2006)
  7. Homecoming (2010)
  8. Little Green Men (2014)
  9. The Thirteenth Ship (2014)
  10. Midnight Station (2014)
  11. Death By Vampire (2015)
  12. Wiggle Room (2015)
  13. Good Evening, Mr. Gleeb (2018)
  14. The Storming Of Area 51 (2019)
  15. The Ghost And The Machine (2019)
  16. The Broken-tipped Sword (2020)
  17. Lifetime (2020)

Short Story Collections:

  1. Space Sucks! (2016)
  2. Malice! (2019)
  3. Space Sucks Too! (2020)

Publishing History

As Contributing Author:


“The Devils in The Sky”, “A Really Bad Day In The Life Of Lance Corporal Thomas O’Blivion”, “Beyond”, and “I, Mac” appeared in a collection of sci-fi works by Christina Engela titled “Space Sux” released by Christina Engela in 2006 (First Edition, out of print).

“Homecoming” won the EBook Diva writing contest in 2010 and appeared in “Autumn Burning: Dreadtime Stories For The Wicked Soul” (JEA) – a Halloween anthology by various authors, published in October 2014. “Homecoming” appeared in Horror Anthology IV in 2018.

The Thirteenth Ship” appeared in “Inanna Rising” (JEA) – an anthology of short stories published in February 2015.

“Beyond” appeared in “For Love of Leelah” (JEA) an anthology in February 2015.

“Space Vacation” (later reworked into “Life Signs”) appeared in “Fearotica” in 2015.

“Midnight Station” appeared in “All That Remains” (JEA) – an anthology of short stories published in August 2015.

Wiggle Room” appeared in “M v F: Death Personified” (JEA) – an anthology of short stories published in February 2016, and also in volume #5 of Phantasmagoria magazine (UK, June 2018).

“The Devils in The Sky”, “A Really Bad Day In The Life Of Lance Corporal Thomas O’Blivion”, “Beyond”, “I, Mac”, “Little Green Men”, “The Thirteenth Ship“, “Midnight Station” and “Death By Vampire” appeared in “Space Sucks!” (Second Edition) a collection of short stories by Christina Engela in May 2016.

“I, Mac” was selected by a panel of judges in 2015 to appear in “The #Coinage Book: Journal Of New South African Writing“, published in October 2016.

“The Storming of Area 51” appeared in “SEE THEM ALIENS!: An anthology of what waits during the Area 51 Raid” published by Moon Books Publishing, September 20, 2019.

Wiggle Room” appeared in Phantasmagoria Magazine Issue #5 in June 2018.

“The Ghost And The Machine” appeared in “Christina Engela’s Strangely Compelling Science Fiction Anthology: Book 1” on December 26, 2019.

“Lifetime” appears in “Moon Books Horror Anthology #5”.


Short Stories:

  1. “Code Red” – After an unexpected battle in orbit over a strange planet, the crew of the surviving battlecruiser land to repair their damage – and to look for a good spot to plant their flag. (1988)
  2. “Dysfunxion” – a teenage sci-fi romance featuring robots, kidnapping, and a mad scientist. (1990)
  3. “The Devils In The Sky” – a ship on deep space patrol is attacked by an unknown alien warship. (1993)
  4. “A Really Bad Day In The Life Of Lance-Corporal Thomas O’Blivion” – an entertaining and comical tale about the adventures of a young security guard on a space station. (1995)
  5. “Beyond” – The commander of Earth’s first interstellar flight is recalled because it is discovered she is transgender. (1998)
  6. “I, Mac” – The hilarious tale of an insurance salesman exacting revenge on his abusive childhood bully of a cousin when the cousin drops in for an unannounced visit . (2006)
  7. “Homecoming” – A romantic Halloween tale involving a young vampire and her erstwhile love interest. (2010) Winner of the E-Book Diva Contest, 2010.
  8. “Little Green Men” – A diplomatic mission to recover the bodies of some clowns who crashed there on the way to a convention takes a sour turn on a small planet inhabited by strange little green men who don’t like to be laughed at by tall aliens with exposed shins. (2014).
  9. The Thirteenth Ship” – A romantic and tragic vampire tale. (2014)
  10. “Midnight Station” – A spellbinding romantic encounter between two vampires who haven’t seen each other in 50 years. (2014)
  11. Death By Vampire” – an interplanetary double agent brokering a trade-off of blood-diamonds in return for 100 Terran hostages gets more than he bargained for. (2015)
  12. Wiggle Room” – This story involves a scary old hospital, a nurse, a scalpel, a bedpan, and a dark and stormy night.
  13. “Good Evening, Mr. Gleeb” – Things take a turn for the surreal when one of the guest speakers on a midnight talk radio show about “those mysterious crop circles” turns out to be an alien wearing a disguise. (2018)
  14. “The Storming Of Area 51” – Things go disturbingly off the rails for Jake Smeggs at the ‘Storm Area 51’ event in September 2019.
  15. “The Ghost And The Machine” – terror results when a new experimental matter transmitter doesn’t take EVERYTHING into account.
  16. “The Broken-tipped Sword” – a preview of the backstory into the Galaxii series.
  17. “Lifetime” – a couple find themselves separated when one of them is apparently lost in a business trip into deep space. The other spares no effort in an attempt to find her.

One-Act Plays:

  1. “Ballad For A Nutter” – a play about a bumbling police detective. (1987)
  2. “Villa Of Terror” – a play inspired by the ghostly legend of a haunted villa in ancient Greece. (1989)
  3. The Traitor Loyal – a play about a conscientious German soldier doing the right thing during the Nazi occupation in WW2.  (1990)

If you would like to know more about Christina Engela and her writing, please feel free to browse her website.

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