Stories tagged “inventor”

  • The Tinkerer

    Jim walked into the lounge and clapped his hands together. His face and overalls both carried the marks of his labour: grease, oil stains and the sweat of his brow. “It’s finished.” There was a certain satisfaction to the announcement...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Breezy Chair

    The balloons were a good start. They gave the chair that nice floaty feeling. If my joints weren’t creaking I might still be tying the buggers, but this one’s better anyhoo. I put my cane in the holder and chucked my newspaper under the tun...

    • Author: YaYa
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • One Minor Detail

    I kept getting the sense that I had forgotten something. I shrugged the feeling away – the machine was flawless. It had all the bells and whistles that you’d expect. (Well, only about half as many bells as whistles – I can’t sta...

  • Create Your Own.. Uh, Future.

    The postcard was filthy and the edges bent. The postmark was from out in the desert somewhere in Arizona. The picture on the front was of a cactus. How original. I stared at it lying on top of my latest Car and Driver issue. I had read it and threw it ...

  • Genesis

    Project X was taking shape. Some of the seams were sloppy, some ragged but they were serviceable. He wiped the sweat out of his eyes and continued linking the armature to the left fixing point. Lubricant from the part oozed through the new seam making ...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5