Stories tagged “creativity”

  • Controlled Monetization

    I took the pills. Like everyone else, I took the pills and I sent in the hair and the piss to prove I took the pills. I’d figured something out, though: I could stop taking the pills for the first half of the month, then double up at the end. I s...

    • Author: Les Orchard
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • When All Else Fails

    “There’s not much that impresses a 178 IQ,” Portia said. “Really, I’m surprised I went out with the guy at all, he was such an idiot.” I stared at her across the restaurant table, marveling at her arrogance. As thoug...

  • John's Sweet Program

    John sat happily in his chair at work. “Im done! It’s finally done!” John tells his boss Dan about a tool he wrote that will improve collaboration on projects for the team. As he brings it up and shows all the possibilities and the ef...

  • Target the Readers

    INT. Opulent Board Room – Late Evening Seven well-dressed men and women sit anxiously around a giant oval table. Floor to ceiling windows on two walls bathe the room in a soft orange glow. Towering buildings populate the landscape. Mr. Thompson, ...

  • Target the Readers

    INT. Opulent Board Room – Late Evening Seven well-dressed men and women sit anxiously around a giant oval table. Floor to ceiling windows on two walls bathe the room in a soft orange glow. Towering buildings populate the landscape. Mr. Thompson, the ...

  • Corporate Technophobes

    The news came amid cheers and applause. The company had been saved at the last minute by the Corporation. The Corporation would make things better. The Corporation would fix everything that had been broken for as long as anyone could remember. The Corp...

    • Author: Melia
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Headgear

    Your attitude adjustment apparatus has four main components: occipital clamp, dental anchors, and nasal/laryngial probes. Once or twice a week you will visit your therapist, who will help maintain your level of discomfort within acceptable range. While...

  • Pecking Order

    “Just look at her.” The teenage girls huddled together. Usually ruffling, preening, and cooing at each other over shiny new clothes and shoes, currently their attentions were on a lone figure across the yard. She was nearly identical to the...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Care and Maintenance

    You’ll want to take special care with your battery pack. It powers your headgear’s network connection, sensors, and reporting channels, and maintains appropriate electrode tension against your vertebra and soft palate. Your spare battery sh...

  • yes

    They turned up the music. Not so someone would notice. Enough so that she couldn’t put the next word in place. She could see the words struggling to remain intact… Failing. The others in the room never noticed anything subtle. They didn...

    • Author: mae v
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • There are No Words

    He lay back against the pristine white bed sheets, closed his eyes and tried to remember. It wasn’t always like this, he was sure of it. People used to see the world so differently. They used to have metaphor, imagery; they used to be able to talk ab...

    • Author: lisaG
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • 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...

  • Debt of the Gifted

    I still can see my parents’ reaction on the day the government first declared that IQ scores were to be put on drivers’ licenses. As the speeches about duty to country and the ‘debt of the gifted’ went on, the color slowly drain...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Creative Rebel (sonnet)

    We’re not allowed to think outside the box, Thinking at all is frowned upon out here. Forget creating anything, no dear. They only want us sitting there like rocks. They keep all books under the keys and locks, And try t’enstill pervasive s...

  • The Return of Ghost in the Machine

    I might be a little overconfident or overestimating my importance in the community, but i was once a ficleteer. I have had a hectic life however, and I fell out right before most people migrated to protagonize. Luck was with me though, because i someho...

  • John's Second Chance

    After John pulls the plug, the project goes dorment. Dan quickly forgets about the whole idea and starts handing John internal projects that need supervision or senior guidance. John continues on for several months, working on the projects Dan needs. J...

  • Ficlyteers (World Of Awesome Writers)

    W e make uniforms O ut of unicorns A nd crown our heads W ith their horns

  • Home Is Where The Heart Is.

    I sit by the keyboard, completely drained of ideas. I feel my mind throbbing with the beat of my heart. I can feel the blood thumping through my veins, throbbing in my head. A thought popped in the synapses of my brain, but then disappeared. The though...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Limerick Epic(ure)

    A pretentious limerick writer Said aloud, “Come, I’ll pull an all nighter!” They then wrote a long saga, And set it to raga, AM came; gave to girl: “I’ll delight her!” Well, the girl thought it was quite a treat. Fried it up with some buffa...

  • The Beadworlds: Notes on the world of Kertline and Heliola

    The stories take place on two separate small worlds or moons capable of supporting life. These worlds are connected together both by gravity and by magnetism, and do not circle a large massy center object. Instead, they hurtle through space. Gravity of...

  • Creativity

    creativity taped up, held down packaged in a box and sold for any amount of money taken “borrowed” bought sold “creativity” isn’t creativity if it’s common it isn’t creativity if someone else did it first that...