Stories tagged “brain”

  • The BEOS Test

    The man placed the last electrode on Kellen’s head. He organized the wires from each of the thirty-two sensors and draped them over the back of the chair. The man came around the table and asked, “Have you had an BEOS test before?" Kellen shoo...

  • Like Father, Not Like Son

    “Hey Dan! We have a problem!” Dan looked up from his computer screen, which was constantly flipping through the millions of headgear webcams. “Another one of the regulars? Just do the usual! Five times stronger pain, they black out, w...

  • Downloading

    It floated in the sickly pale yellow fluid, pulsating slightly from the electrons rushing through it every half-second. Two wires, one red, one blue, were attached to either side, connecting it to a series of databases. The color of the fluids reflecte...

  • To Finish Off The Meal... (Mature)

    The zombie lapped the blood up from each organ before biting into it. Some yellow and white juices squirted out, mixing with the taste of blood in his mouth and the tough, chewing organ tissue. The heart was most delectable. It was still warm with bloo...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Hunt

    She was searching for The One. Usually male, The One had a vibrant aura that always took her by surprise. She could feel the hum of it strongly in this city. He was here. Only once had he taken the form of a female, to trick her, and he said he would n...

  • Somnambulism

    The caffeine wearing thin I drift asleep But then In dues of time I find myself afoot In lucid dreams I walk On glowing streams Of course I know I dream Yet motor control lack The text I do depart I ad lib now A scene My mind projects From my subconsci...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Commune

    Ram had never been to Havana, despite the fact that travel to Cuba had been legal for decades. His table in the large open window gave him a corner’s-eye view of the entire plaza. Thousands filled the sidewalks, thankful for the late evening brea...

    • Author: Eckhouse
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Schematic

    An ever-growing insect population swarmed below her circling in fractious loops. Colliding into one another with great velocity, the Luangua continued to swirl aloft, all the while failing to fly into her escape duct. Stupid bugs – they can’t fly s...

    • Author: Sir Bic
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • Kindling

    The idea sprang from nothing, naked and half-developed, a spark of invention coursing through the man’s synapses at the speed of light. Every neuron it touched ignited those around it as the idea swept through. In a fraction of a moment every cor...

  • A Girl's Best Friend

    Brain strained at the end of his leash, each step a struggle to get a little farther. Penelope was glad that he wasn’t a particularly big dog. It was hard enough to get him to go where she wanted as it was. If he weighed another twenty or thirty ...

  • Check Brain

    Just before taking a bite of his burger made with whatever mystery meat the cooks were growing in the vats this week, Nainick sat up straight and stated, “That’s rather disturbing.” His friend Bally swallowed a mouthful of burger to ask, “What?...

  • The Improvers/Andrew 1

    They’re yelling again. Our so called ‘family vacation’ is already over. Wasn’t much of one to begin with, just a cheap hotel in Miami as far as I could tell. I can still hear them as I go down the stairs. Step by step, I am counting as I go...

    • Author: bluefish4
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The improvers/Cassia 4

    My mom left the house two hours ago. She always brings her phone with her. Curious, I get up and walk into the kitchen ending up just staring at the still ringing phone. Should I answer it? Thankfully I don’t have to answer that. The phone stops ring...

    • Author: bluefish4
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The improvers/Nick 5

    I shouldn’t be here. It runs through my mind over and over again. Like a difficult math equation, I know it, it has to be really simple and I’m just overthinking it. But sadly unlike equations, reality usually doesn’t have an answer. I didn’t d...

    • Author: bluefish4
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Accidental p-Zombies

    Neural implants? Sure: molecular electronics; NEMS extruding CNT fibers like feelers right into the midst of synapses; sniffing at neurotransmitters and emitting their own. Whatever sort of mental boost you wanted, there was a plug-in for it. We wanted...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.
  • (Day 17) Brain Static

    Fear seeps into our personalities in different ways, most of them unpreferred. Some of them paralyzes us, some motivate us to move irrationally, and others are propelled by fear to the point that the only real work they do is through that stimulus. I f...

  • (Day 20) Coma Envy

    It had been three weeks since he had emerged from the coma, slightly worse for wear having only been under for a few days. He sat in his chair in the hospital room, staring out the window over the graveled roof to the west. Beyond that, a busy freeway ...

  • (Day 35) Tell Me About Your Mother

    I lay on the couch with the horribly uncomfortable pillow beneath my head. “I don’t why my brain does what is does, but the nightmares are starting to get to me. If I bite my tongue earlier in the day, I dream of my mouth getting destroyed ...

  • (Day 40) The Worst Timing

    “It’s not like you could die from it,” he teased. “Weirder things have happen, Greg.” She crossed her arms, leaned back in the metal chair and sighed. “And really,” she asked, gesturing with her chin at the sur...

  • Knowledge Is Worth It

    Forget everything you ever thought you knew. Crack your skull open and let us see the brilliance. Red and orange and purple spewed out—and we didn’t know what to do! You slept and slept, so we picked up the pieces and shoved them in our ear...

  • Narrative Center

    I am a story I tell myself to help her sleep Sometimes I like to let her revisit the parts where she can giggle and point and say look, that’s me! But sometimes she doesn’t like to listen So I have to read out loud—I mean really scre...

    • Author: Onion Camp
    • Posted over 1 year ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • My Brain is Melting

    I think my brain is melting it’s making quite a mess every time I click my pen I leak out on my desk I’d wipe it up with paragraphs and turn the page anew but suddenly I’m drowning in a hippocampus brew Sometimes it’s like a faucet, I can turn ...

  • You Don't Rip Out The Soul To Save The Body

    Harsh, the fluorescents of the radiologist’s office; stiff, the small metal chairs; wrinkled, the suit worn by the concert pianist who waited to hear about his seizure. His collapse during the final bar of the previous night’s performance h...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted about 1 year ago.
  • Boom.

    It was gray. There was heat under his collar, coldness in his limbs, and a numbness in his heart. There was a tumultuous electricity in the air, carried on a wind that blew first one way, then another. He sat, he stood, he paced. Something was about to...