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Tesseract

Joined July 2010 and calls tesseract:unfolded home.

97 stories, 4 challenges, 108 comments, and 0 friends

Writing with many facets. I’ve been dabbling in the Art of the Word for well over 15 years. If you leave a rating, kindly leave comments as well. What am I doing right? What am I doing wrong? You can help me grow.

Random thoughts along with the occasional Haiku or Alliteration play may be found on Twitter @TesseractUnfold. My personal site (link above) features some written works that are not here, as well as some photos and drawings.

Persona Profile may be found here: http://ficly.com/stories/21851

Stories

  1. Trick Card

    “Note, dear lady, that the card does not face you, but faces me. It is inverted.” The overwhelming dread I felt a few moments ago broke, and I quite inappropriately let out a brief, relieved guffaw. “You mean…” I composed ...

  2. Everywhere's a Beach

    One sunny and clear day has collided into another. I can’t recall the last time it was a dark or stormy night. Almost nothing but sand as far as the eye can see as I stand here in what used to be a forest. Well… that was about five billion ...

  3. Target Practice

    Dear Sir or Madam, Though we apologise for the inconvenience, we appreciate your passive participation in our latest training exercise. Our children are our future and it is vital that they learn the skills that must be passed on from generation to gen...

  4. A Memorandum

    A Memorandum Regarding the Subject of Barona: The poisoning of the Ecosystem at the end of the last Great War continues to claim lives through the claw and fang of mutated wildlife. Our best minds continue their research into finding a way to reverse t...

  5. Exultation

    Carver jotted down some notes and nodded slightly. “The experience is different for each person based on personal history, mental schemata, neuro… I’m sorry, I should not… cheapen… your experience with such psychobabble. P...

  6. By Night, By Day

    The town butcher initially gave me some strange looks when I asked for two freshly slaughtered cattle. No cuts, nothing… Just the raw meat. “I’m hoping…” I told him, “…that I can lure the Legion toward this off...

  7. ...and that's the News.

    “That’s the news for tonight, but we have one final note before we sign off for this evening…. “Many of you – especially our long-time viewers – have written in to ask what mine and my colleagues’ secret is to ...

  8. Skyborne

    Born of the sky of the sky will it end. This Falcon my wing, my solace, my friend. From time of egg and babe the two of us were bound Sent to join the Skyborne never to touch the ground We pity, yet hold in high regard Those who tend the nest Life of t...

  9. 24/7

    Born midway through Seven Twenty-Four Seated on cloud Seventy-Nine. I’d love Seven to hold coins of Twenty-Four Carat gold to make life Twenty-Four/Seven just fine.

  10. Retroactive Illumination

    My life has been a full one. I’ve accomplished what I set out to do. I sit here surrounded with not only those who have accompanied on my journey through this life, but also by my collected works. The sum of man’s knowledge has been preserv...

  11. Rain Rain Windy Windy

    Rain Rain Windy Windy Soak my brain and send me spindy Charging forward through deluge rushing toward dry refuge Safely home Look outside Sun-filled dome rainbow tied.

  12. The Number Blue

    The number blue is real to me As true as the color seven. I’ll taste what you wrote Savoring every mote Synaesthetically rising to heaven.

  13. No One to Forgive

    My sins are all my own. I seek no absolution. The light of truth to me was shown I’ll remove this human pollution. Forgiveness cannot be granted nor will it be requested by those who are casket-planted or by those with conscience rested. I have ...

  14. A Tesseract Unfolded

    I am a Chronicle. I travel not only through space and time, but probability as well. A modern-day minstrel gathering mysteries from far and near. In my subjective past, there were forms of literature cast as Fiction and Non-Fiction. Since the advent of...

  15. Time's Up (4)

    He made his way through the hallways with his escort and arrived facing a nervous looking Med Tech in a lab coat and a facemask. “We’ve found something about the Cithids, sir. I think I know why they attacked.” Jain perked up. “Pray enlighten m...

  16. Not a Moment to Waste (3)

    The next day, Jain woke from a fitful sleep. He’d been working on all night and had finally been ordered to bed. The splitting headache was rationalised as stress as he pulled on his uniform jacket and headed back to Ops Deck. The cleanup from the…...

  17. Not a Moment to Fear (2)

    “There’s a Sensor blip bearing down on us, but there’s no solid ID.” The lad handed a DataPad to Jain, showing him what he couldn’t describe. Jain, however, could describe it quite easily. What WERE they teaching these kids? “It’s a Cithi...

  18. Not a Moment to Spare (1)

    Over hundreds of years of military history, the Duffel Bag has never gotten much smaller in size. Jain released his bag onto the bunk with a thud, then took a brief look out the window over the water as he took a momentary breather. First day on a new ...

  19. Daedalus' Echo

    I leave my words etched in stone for those to come after me. Stone… wood… blood… flesh… All of the elements of construction known to Man have formed the frame of this monstrosity. I was chosen to fashion this part of the Machine...

  20. More Than Just Letters on a Page

    The hours of slaving over his workbench had finally set the stage for his research. He’d read the ancient tome countless times, but there’s only so much one can learn from simply reading the characters. He needed to know the spirit of the w...

  21. Idle Hands (R)

    I always thought lighting the tip of the high heel aflame was a nice touch. One could always just toss a match into the fuel-soaked dumpster, but hey… You have to have your signature. Sticking around just long enough to ensure the flame would catch, ...

  22. Know Your Enemy

    I eased around the corner, laser pistol at the ready. I’d done fairly well against my foe to this point, and I wasn’t about to give up now. I checked the readout on my gun. My armor was down to 20% and I had about five shots left to fire. B...

  23. Locked Away

    Alisa had been locked in this room for days. There was a simple door in the wall, but noone had entered or egressed since she awoke in this place. One minute she’d lain down to catch a good night’s sleep, and when she woke refreshed and rea...

  24. The Power of One

    I

  25. In the Blue Sky's Embrace

    A stone tower caps a hill overlooking a sylvan glade dotted with small flowers. Might be a great place to just flop over and lie down for a spell, but I’ve got other things on my mind. I’m running for my life… Or is it for theirs? I d...

  26. Cancellation of Forces

    The stars hold motionless in the sky no ground beneath my feet I remain in perfect suspension. Frozen between up and down in Lagrangian torpor I’ve nothing to do but wait. Resigned myself to fate one which will surely bore long before I drown. No...

  27. An Advisory Bird

    DUCK!

  28. What goes around...

    I stepped out of the time machine into a void. There was a firmament beneath my feet, but complete darkness almost everywhere else… …save one old man seated about ten feet away. He looked up as I arrived and had a curious glint in his eye. ...

  29. Freeze Frame

    Complete silence greeted my ears. Even the wind had decided to take the day off, failing to produce even the slightest flutter. The scene before me was at the same time pristine and horrific as forms which I knew to be bodies were held frozen in place....

  30. Taking My Muse to Dinner

    At the end of a solitary walk to my car, she’s waiting for me in the passenger seat. This time, she greets me with a smile. “Have I got a juicy one for you today!” she beams. I silently thank the fates for that. Sometimes she can be r...

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