Stories tagged “technology”

  • Origin: Ultrastructure

    Carter looked up as Shaw staggered into the laboratory. “Good God, Harry! You look dreadful. Where on earth have you been?” “Hiding. Avoiding the telephone. Running out of tea…” Taking the hint, Carter rose and flicked the...

    • Author: JonB
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Round The Clock (Mature)

    There’s not a shadow in the room. It’s so well lit, the blank white walls, the tiles are glowing in the fluorescent light. The smell of bleach finds its way into my nostrils. “Why do you try to keep the room as if it’s never been used?” I ask...

    • Author: Paradox
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • 17. Conclusion: My Dark Campfire

    I PILOT my FEAR from EARTH to MARS, I hurtle through SPACE at the SPEED of LIGHT SOCIETY may CALL to me from afar; But I RUN through DARKNESS in my fright. I’ll never calm my DAUGHTER’s FEARS, Or take PRIDE in her laughter at a COMEDY show....

  • The Street Finds Its Own Uses (Pt. 1)

    The sky over Nashville was still pitch-black, even at five in the morning, with forty-five minutes to sunup and a clear sky. They made their way to a parking garage Downtown, a few blocks from the half-built visage of the Paramount, with forged securit...

  • The Street Finds Its Own Uses (Pt. 2)

    Five hours later and five miles east, Ryan Gonçalves stared into his drink at an airport bar in Nashville. The bar was disgustingly new and trendy, with its former earth tones phased out in favour of post-Starbucks decor, all garish off-whites and red...

  • The Street Finds Its Own Uses (Pt. 3)

    She was Mike Kelly, an old friend from college. The phone turned on, activating his headset. “So, I heard you were in town?” He could practically hear her intense grin over the phone. She worked in a business whose precise function he still...

  • The Street Finds Its Own Uses (Pt. 4)

    The side of the parking garage across from the building was bedecked with equipment. The lion’s share, by mass at any rate, was in the form of large loudspeakers, attached unobtrusively to the walls. They played, at volume loud enough to deafen t...