Meha's First Breach

Avatar Author: 32 Squared "Difference is a blessing, not a challenge. We define ourselves by knowing other people. We know our world by learning about difference. What is the word we often use? Tolerance. Is that a positive notion? Not really. 'Fo... Read Bio

“Meha, you stick close to me, you hear”? Grammy Lo instructed me, “This is your first breach, do ONLY your part, and no heroics”!

We sat in the sewers, reading a map with our halogen forehead implants blazing. Our family is of the Breacher cast, an arm of the Hacker clan, we are the physical behind the mental. At 4 years old I was the only girl handed a THX 0448 Fist-Bot, a Breacher’s and Hacker’s RPG game. Little did I know, the game was a mental and physical agility program that sent reports to N-ka. When I turned 13, the game announced I had reached it’s optimum score and was now in self destruct mode and to deliver it to N-ka for disposal. It was at that time I was informed that the RPG characters were my loving family members who were taking part in my future development.

“Uncoil your Helical Nitinol Muscle, Meha” Curr instructed me. After Grammy lead us Four in the Breacher’s Prayer, I nervously followed my family up the rusty handholds to prove my future’s worth; My Muscle flexed and ready.

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  1. Avatar smdasilva {LoA}

    Love the THX reference!

    Is perfunctoriness really the word you wanted to use? It just sticks out to me and seems to not convey the right impression to me. It seems like she was trained to be careless. Maybe something like “Little did I know this was training me to an unconscious standard of perfection. It was the only lesson I was allowed to play.”

  2. Avatar 32 Squared

    @sindasilva: Let this be a lesson in trying to write a story with a pressing matter at hand. I had to be somewhere and just couldn’t stop writing. I was so harried, I even forgot I could save it as a draft. Yes, it is a word, but not one this character would use, she’s too young and only people who what to try to make other people look stupid would use this word. Horrible choice on my part. Now I’m home and relaxed and rewrote that section. Thanks for your comment and picking at my scab. OUCH!

  3. Avatar smdasilva {LoA}

    Ahh, much better. Sorry about the ouchies!

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Nice set up to the story thus far. I like the idea of jumping in with a prequel instead and giving far more depth to the narrator. Not who I pictured as the narrator, mind you, but that’s the beauty of cooperative writing.

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