Tag Archive: Science Fiction

Dec 10

Trauma

The semi that slammed into me, I never saw it coming. Screeching tires, a loud metallic thud, and a wave of broken glass all compressed into a single second, before darkness and silence. Consciousness returns in a hospital bed, my vision cloudy and fading. The nebulous forms of my wife and child are beside me, …

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Nov 30

Perception

The device from deep space parked itself in orbit before orienting it’s lens towards Los Angeles. Earth collectively sighed in relief when it was determined that the alien technology was not a weapon, but a probe. Further analysis revealed that the satellite took a total of 18 weeks worth of images in zeptosecond increments. The …

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Nov 30

Apathetic

Four years ago, in 2012, I decided to upgrade my brain. The purchase of the Samsung Galaxy S3 meant that the totality of human knowledge was now accessible to me anytime, anywhere. The pathway by which this data is accessed originates in my grey matter, weaves down through clunky typing fingers, and extends out to …

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Nov 30

First Time Colonizers

Atom was lying on the couch when his hyper comm link, or HCL for short, beeped. He glanced down at the digital display, and then, waiting for a moment of silence in-between food processor pulses, called to his wife, Lora, who was making brunch in the kitchen. “New results, babe!” Lora pulsed the cole-slaw once …

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Nov 17

Like You

With the last resources your home world had to offer, you built me: Strong and durable, to endure the rigor and entropic erosion of deep space travel. Layers upon layers of your planet now layered within me to protect your fragile biology from endless vacuum. With your brightest scientists, who stood on the evolutionary shoulders …

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