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Construct of a Mind

Joined May 2009 and calls Critical Technologies, LLC. home.

31 stories, 1 challenge, 38 comments, and 11 friends

I work for a technology company. I’m the primary designer. However, I’ve aspired (for a while now) to write. And I finally have an outlet for my small bursts of creativity.

Stories

  1. Closure

    My sister and I were in a city that I didn’t recognize, but she seemed familiar with. Everything was amber from the setting sun. There were two and three story brick buildings with a wide sidewalk on either side of a canal. We walked down one sid...

  2. Angry Writing (Mature)

  3. Slumbering Giant

    New York City, the city that never sleeps. Oh, the reasons that people give. But we know the truth. As the citizens of the city fall asleep, one by one, the eyes begin to open. First a few, then hundreds, then thousands. Of course, there are always eye...

  4. Cancer Didn't Kill Him

    No one was there by his bedside when he passed. He preferred it that way. At first, people were by his side all the time, but he was a solitary kind of guy. No need to hover over me, he thought. He’d long since lost the ability to speak. Nothing ...

  5. What is love? (Mature)

  6. A Most Peculiar Factory

    “So, these are where the new ones come in?” asked St. Patrick. He still wasn’t used to the “saint” part. “Yup, things pretty much run themselves here, " said St. Frank. “Next, we’ll go over to Acclim...

  7. The Fall of Gnarth

    Large creatures, things of the Old Earth, charged for Mike. His arms lifted the battle axe, not under his control, and slammed the helve into the earth. The creatures parted around him, the axe offering some unknown protection. But not from everything....

  8. Unraveling The History of the Dwarves

    As his hand wrapped around the helve, Mike’s world was torn away, violently replaced by shrubbery and trees, wildlife and nature. Yelling and roaring rumbled through the forest. Mike’s eyes widened at the sounds and, instinctively, he released the ...

  9. Cancer

    In the hospital, it had been bearable. Knowing that eventually, dad would sleep that restful, only-happens-one-time-ever sleep. But he got better. He came home. He made his recovery. And two years later, he’s back in the hospital. Creeping closer...

  10. Renewable Resource (Mature)

  11. War of the Dwarves

    Mike couldn’t complain about his life. At 4’0", he wasn’t the shortest dwarf around, but he still had trouble doing everyday stuff. And he’d been lucky enough to be proportionate with no medical defects other than his heigh...

  12. Never a Good Night's Sleep

    This happens every time. EVERY. TIME. I’ve barely got enough time to get a shower and get to work (real work, that makes money to pay bills for this crappy apartment) and that STUPID buzzer starts flashing and that GOD FORSAKEN tiger symbol start...

  13. Glasses Hate Bowls

    “Hey guys, come on in! The bubbles are great!” “Man, look at all these people! Can’t believe they’re all fitting in here so comfortably.” “I know, right? And this water is SO warm!” “Hey, guys! How&...

  14. The Last Vampire

    I’ve been alive for far too long. Immortality a gift? No. I don’t think so. I don’t even know why I’m writing this. Maybe there are others beyond this dreadful, dying planet who will find my accounts someday. My kind were called...

  15. Paternal: Awake

    “I want to help,” he said, sitting down his coffee. I scoffed, unable to keep the disgust out of my voice. “Help how? Five months and you’re a brand new man?” I threw on the sarcasm. Thank you, defense mechanisms. “I...

  16. The Children Below

    “I’m not doing. I’m not getting infected for those little bastards,” said Robert, his arms crossed, stern face staring across the table at the rest of the Council. “Robert, someone has to give the children the vaccine, and...

  17. Slow Deaf Children Ahead (ficly challenge)

    We’d been driving for hours, my family and I. And finally, we were almost home. But of course, there was another detour. So, we turn down this street, and low and behold, there it was. Spread out past the sign was a field of infinite green pastur...

  18. From Somewhere Else

    It’s hard to tell exactly how large the creature was that made the prints. The indentions were easily 12 inches across. The “finger” sections, 3 to 4 feet long. And, of course, the obvious question is… “Whatch00 reckon t&#...

  19. At Least The Bastard Fried

    I had practiced for several hours before it was supposed to start. Staring at the photo of my daughter, I recited the small talk that would occur. Hello. How was your trip? Hope the place was easy to find. But I knew as soon as she walked through the d...

  20. Procedure and Propeganda

    _"Don’t underestimate how popular you really are. They know it, and they’ll exploit it. As has been the case since the inception of society." “Don’t listen to her. They are your friends. They only want what’s bes...

  21. After The Mist

    Days after its onset, the fog finally began to lift, revealing all the horrors it had brought. Giant insects, half reptile or something more ancient, littered the parking lot. Direct sunlight didn’t seem to bother them, but they were hesitant to ...

  22. Barren Wasteland

    “It’s a barren wasteland,” he said, looking to his wife. She took his hand in hers, concern entering her face for the first time. “Sweetie,” she said, “it will be fine.” But her voice wavered at just the wrong ...

  23. Snack time

    Gornak paced around the cave impatiently. The others should have been back by now. His fur stood on end when he passed too closely to the cave entrance. The sunlight always bothered his kind. There was a stirring sound. One of the children had come awa...

  24. The Past, She Haunts Me

    “She’s standing right there,” said Josh. He and Jason were standing just feet away from the railroad tracks. Three days ago, Angie, Josh’s sister, had been hit by the train as it passed through. “There’s nothing anyo...

  25. A Revolutionary New Treatment!

    Standing outside the gigantic, square building (titled ‘Happy Days Child Development Center), Ms. Constance and her son, Andrew, had words. As usual. The storm clouds that rolled overhead threatened of a terrible downpour any second, but Mr. I-Kn...

  26. Chipping Day

    Solar Day 212, Solar Year 4092 “What color would you like it, Mrs. Smith?” asked the doctor. “His birth color,” she said, smiling. Simon, her son, had been born three days prior. But strict regulations required him not to be chi...

  27. What happened? (Hero Inspiration)

    Angela awoke when her head hit a rocky outcropping. Was she falling? She didn’t remember. Her eyes fluttered open, heat licking her cheeks and forehead. What she saw frightned her. What happened? How did I get here? It all came flooding back to h...

  28. Inside the belly

    It had been a long time since Jonas had been on The Inscrutable, but he remembered her well. And that bastard, Leer. It had taken Jonas years, YEARS, to learn to walk again after what Leer had pulled on their last ‘adventure’ together. R...

  29. And the president goes to the Asylum

    The following morning, after his coffee and strawberry tartines, the president decided that he was going to try to call the aliens back. He *69 ’d the last caller and found that the call had originated from New Jersey, USA. Strange, thought the p...

  30. In the pitch black darkness

    In the pitch black night, thunder cracked and lightning momentarily lit the sky. A small lantern swayed in the wind, illuminating a makeshift birthing place inside an old barn. Agathia strained again, screaming in agony. The cot was soaked with sweat a...

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