Science Fiction/Fantasy

Perfection, Silentium

Silentium tapped her foot nervously on the floor of the spaceship. I hate this job. I hate this job. I hate this job. She almost said these words aloud, but quickly caught herself—The Government’s many security cameras would catch every word she said against any of The Government’s “flawlessly” organized systems, including its job-selecting algorithm. […]

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Pure Hearts

“Do you love me? Truly and for real, with all your heart?” He almost laughs. But gazing into the dark eyes of the wonderful, beautiful, and, admittedly, strange girl he met three months ago, he finds that she is serious. “Yes,” he answers with a smile, and he means it. She beams. It’s a rare […]

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Interitum

“Weapon X257 has completed his physical training. Take him to the Enhancement Chamber,” the training master and I bowed to each other. The scientists had to take notes and run tests on me when I was in gorgonopsid mode, but this could only be done when I was contained safely in the Enhancement Chamber. All […]

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Rio+100

It stank. Even the orange tiger lilies festered in the inescapable, invisible rot. Carrie jiggled the briefcase in her hands and watched the once tropical vista flash by from the safety of her taxi. Flies beat in torrents against the windows. This year bred mutations that possessed sternites as big as her palm. The bio […]

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Generation Nothing

“This… this is take two. Generation nothing, where nothing chaotic, or traumatic will ever happen. This is where all the war, depression, blood, fighting is all erased. Everything is under control. You are under control. Just relax. Breathe. Exhale.” Breathe. Exhale. I can’t. There’s something blocking my throat, sticking to my tongue. There’s no taste. […]

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