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David_J_Rust

Joined June 2009 and calls A Geek's Eye home.

14 stories, 0 challenges, 11 comments, and 3 friends

Just a typical geek, writer, and eCommerce code monkey living the dream in the Upper Midwestern state of Minnesota.

Stories

  1. Black & White

    Alice put the spyglass down. The colored lenses had shown her miracles and horrors: slices of life and worlds past, present and future … things that could never be. There were still more, too. Her mother’s illness and her own decline still ...

  2. Violet (Mature)

  3. Indigo

    I remember when they took it away. All those books, Web sites, TV interviews: they all vanished in a puff of a New Age whim. I know my parents didn’t believe I understood the concepts, but I did. They hoped, but that was all. They told people lik...

  4. Blue

    The last time she’d seen this much water in his eyes, she’d broken up with him. He said she’d been stone-hearted, but after leaving she’d gone home and composed the mother of all break-up songs. Captain Carlisle looked into the ...

  5. Green

    Sun and weather had faded the green handle of the garden spade from a pine emerald to the hue of late summer grass. Wiping sweat from his brow, Jessup dug in the clay-rich soil, knocking aside a layer of dust that the winds had deposited overnight. ...

  6. Yellow

    A coward has it easy: they’re only really afraid of one thing … being afraid. Everyone else has many fears. Meira was constantly teased by her classmates. She jumped at the smallest things: little bugs, harmless snakes, birds taking wing, a...

  7. Orange

    Brother Neimus bowed his shaved head to Brother Paulus as he passed him on the way from evening prayers. The scent of citrus blossoms wafted through the stone arch windows. He paused and glanced out at the acres of neatly-tilled fields. Curious, he saw...

  8. Red

    Too many fractures; the air couldn’t help but slowly seep from my suit. Granddad always told me my temper would get the best of me just before getting down the old, leather belt. The fire in his eyes terrified me more than the fury of God, Himsel...

  9. Lenses

    “Everyone’s mind skips like a bad record sometimes.” Her mother used to say that whenever Alice stammered or misremembered a word. The last time she’d used the cliché was the day she’d been admitted to Cottonwood Oaks. &#...

  10. The Reception

    “For those who don’t know, justice drives me: always has,” I said. “Hierophant Black didn’t murder my parents, nor was I rocketed from a distant world just before it blew up, leaving me the sole survivor.” Nervous gl...

  11. Thunderous Reflections

    The thunder ran through the house like a hyper-active two-year old. His elder sister, the lightning, was already in the backyard hiding behind the old Maple snickering at having yet again outrun him. Mother Nature summoned a wind to catch the rare Liev...

  12. That Creative Spark

    Today, Janice was released from the beige. The Cognisceitti Mental Facility looked like nothing quite so much as the computers of her youth: a monotone, conformist box. A book of poetry had landed her here a decade ago and, when the first therapies had...

  13. Dinosaurs at the Gate

    Bollywood wasn’t known for special effects. Rance knew this even while staring at the swirling kaleidescope of color erupting over the Hindu temple fifteen miles north of Pune. Nearly in Rajgurunagar, the producer had chosen it because of its sea...

  14. The True Survivors' Creed

    Translation is impossible; understanding less likely. Only our actions remain. Our elevated minds know this is true. It is like the hunger; like the fully encompassing community in which we now dwell: it cannot be questioned. The not-us resist. We reca...

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