Science Fiction/Fantasy

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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The Mask

The dusty old moving van clattered down the bumpy hills surrounded by miles of fields, dotted with a few small rundown houses. Following close behind is a beat up beige minivan. A large balding man in a faded checkered shirt drives, a glint coming into his dull brown eyes and a smile spreading on his […]

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Uncollared

It was one of the most groundbreaking events of the twenty-second century, occurring about a year before my birth. The person involved was so close to me– but for some reason, he always seemed so far away. If only I could be there to witness the event. I probably would have scoffed at everyone’s excitement […]

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An Appointment

I arrive only a few minutes late at the terminal, and already the clients I’ve been sent to pick up have managed to get themselves into trouble. Typical tourists. I climb atop the information desk to get a better view, and compare the faces of the cowering countrymen to the file I was sent yesterday. […]

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The City of the Lonelies

I am sitting beside my current mother, waiting for the Administration’s representative to finish the same long, boring speech that she recites at every Assignment Ceremony. I am waiting to hear my name. I will miss Kate’s warm smile and hug that greets me every day when I return home from school. Even though she […]

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All There Is

A custodian sits in a dark room. He rises and begins to sweep. All there is, he mumbles, all there is…He knows he must keep the room clean. It is his only duty. It has always been his only duty. Before him, it was his father’s duty, and before that, his grandfathers and so on. […]

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Amber Glasses

The gray clouds are crunchy against the cherry night sky. A large white building stands concealed behind a brick wall. A girl stands at a window. Her dusty blue eyes search the dark air. Her thick auburn locks wind down all the way to her waist. She has a secret. Her secret is not that […]

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