June 21, 2019

          He looked such a fragile thing. He had an i.v. in his arm, a feeding tube, catheter, colostomy; the whole works. He was gaunt and frail looking. His hair and beard were long and unkempt, proving my theory that no one gave a single damn about him. Why should t...

June 21, 2017

“According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you’re just less orderly”

-Aaron Freeman

     I love being in the woods alone. Breathing in the life that is swelling and teeming all around me, feeling the quiet. I have spent a lot of time a...

June 14, 2017

90 Foot Cross Part 2
From: Variations on the End of the World
By: J Samuel Spurlock

           First of all, I gotta tell ya. I slept better last night than I have in a very long time. So thanks for that. Despite what I did. You probably want me to tell you more about t...

June 7, 2017

I sit frozen on the end of the bed. Reading the letter over and over, perpetually thinking I miss-read it. After the 10th time I let the letter slip from my fingers and fall to the ground. My brain has never worked this hard. Trying it’s absolute best to piece together...

May 31, 2017

From: Seriph


           Chi’s steps were purposeful and, if she had to admit, deliberately slower than usual. There had been whispers for months that The Army of Light had arrived just across the sea that separated her vast City with t...

May 24, 2017

     Dammit, another late night. It’d be nice to leave on time out of this place for once in my life. Another night of churning and pushing against deadlines in the vain hopes of completing something that bosses several levels above me wanted done.

     I shut...

May 17, 2017

“Machines as simple as thermostats can be said to have beliefs, and having beliefs seems to be a characteristic of most machines capable of problem solving performance.”

John McCarthy, widely accepted as one of the founders of artificial intelligence.


     “You know O...

November 9, 2016

           Norman sat on the chair, snugging up the laces of his all-weather boots—a task made more difficult by his ever decreasing flexibility and his ever increasing mid-section. He could just make out the words of the news report over the drumming of the rain. Not...

October 12, 2016

     I watch Ethan from the wing of the stage as he stands, silently surveying his flock; his army. Each time he addresses them he does this. Standing silent on the dais he looks out, occasionally locking eyes with one of the sheep. A test. If he doesn’t like what he s...

October 5, 2016

     I woke up, fully dressed and soaking wet, in a hotel room. I had no idea how I got there. The only way I even knew it was a hotel room was the crappy comforter and generic art on the walls. The experience of waking in this fashion had my brain spinning. The situat...

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