StarShipSofa No 640 Michael D. Burnside

August 12, 2020 by Gary Dowell
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Main Fiction: “The Message” by Michael D. Burnside

This story is original to StarShipSofa.

Michael D. Burnside is a graduate of Ohio University. By day, he earns a living as a systems analyst, helping customers figure out what they need from their software. His interests include gaming, science, computer technology, history, politics, and, of course, writing. His fiction writing includes steampunk, science fiction,  fantasy, and horror. His stories have been featured in multiple anthologies, including Fossil Lake: An Anthology of the Aberrant, Fossil Lake II: The Refossiling, Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths Vol. II, and Ink Stains Vol. 8. His short stories have also been featured in magazines such as Devolution Z, Outposts of Beyond, and Gathering Storm Magazine. Michael lives in Dayton, Ohio with his wife and  lots of cats. Read more nice things about him, as well as some free stories, at

Narrated by Tatiana Grey.

Tatiana is a critically acclaimed actress of stage, screen, and the audio booth. She has been nominated for dozens of fancy awards but hasn’t won a single damned thing. She went to NYU and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her at

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