Stories tagged “energy”

  • Alive

    An energy circle: hands clasped tight, heavily made-up eyes squeezed shut. Silence except for the distant buzz of audience members filing in and the click-clack of shifting character heels. Then we break apart big smiles, inadvisable cheers. ̶...

  • Last Resort Switch

    “I don’t know this,” I gripped my head, shaking it violently, “I’ve never seen anything like this before. I can’t sense right.” “Someone is doing this to him. Someone wants us out of the way,” my head t...

  • Mass/Energy Equivalence, or: The Repairman

    40 minutes, give or take: how long they have to fix things when they go wrong. Always this planet, always this species. The repairman sighed. The computer code for the universe had been simple enough, and then these damn humans started tinkering with i...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Release

    “The area is cleared. Final check done.” the voice over the radio said. Paul reached over to the radio. “Copy.” There was nothing else to say. The next step was in his hands. He was in the emergency release room of the power pla...

    • Author: ChrisWDP
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • Nature Hides Its Own

    Drayden flicked a glance behind as he jogged deeper into the forest undergrowth, taking measured breaths as he moved. This casual running routine had been a perfect excuse in the past, but now Vanessa wanted to join him on the early-morning ventures. T...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Heat Death

    The end of Time nears. Heat death of the Universe. O. How I have waited for this. But I weep for my children, my benevolent and wise children the posthuman posthumans. They smile in their own ways and accept their fate. Instead they mourn me, for when ...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Determination

    There’s an obnoxious whirring. It’s probably the sound of the flywheel spinning unfettered, assuming its linkage has been wrenched out of place. Forward motion has been abruptly halted, causing nerve endings to seize as they process the vio...

    • Author: Eckhouse
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I'm Determined to Solve the Fermi Paradox

    You might call us energy-based life forms — at least, if you’ve seen too much sci-fi. More accurately, you could say that we are complex interference patterns between lepton fields and pentaquark condensates, based on the electroweak force. You...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.