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“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and […]
It took nearly a hundred years of social movements, radical regulation changes, and vigilantly rooting out the problem by each […]
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Cid and Sierra Desmond were sitting on opposite sides of a big, oak table in the middle of an old […]
In a land not far from our own and a time not too far from now,the courts finally ruled for […]
At Cryerve, the bodies are kept in a secure, climate-controlled location over fifty stories beneath the main lobby. As Damien […]
The source from whence the worm came from has been a hot topic ever since the fall of America. Most […]
Among an endless sea of plain cubicles, a junior developer hired straight out of College 3 sat up straight, pulled […]
The lights were out, the candles were lit, the night’s general plot and actors had been chosen, and the party […]
Marcy was the last to arrive at Peter’s apartment for November’s monthly movie night. She had moved from the small […]
ABSTRACT This citizen proposal suggests a technology and real-world application for training citizens to secure our borders just as safely […]
The patient looked hopelessly skeletal, lifelessly lying on one of the few relatively-comfortable beds in Kundalini reserved for routine awakenings. […]
Sabrina stepped in front of her little brother on his way to the kitchen, and looked down at Ian’s pudgy […]
“Has it happened yet?” Dr. Douglas Adams beamed down at his excited daughter as she repeated the question, twitching her […]
You arrive at your favorite store: Walmart, Target, Macy’s, IKEA, Costco, etc. You grab a smart cart from the […]
With an ocean of players eager to play war games more,Each year we saw our games became more and […]
Combination 17³⁸⁵⁹ Marvin Teak is a descendant of Origin Cell 368t295, fertilized at epoch EUH-292a48i525 from Humanoid cell combinations 38⁸³542 […]
SETI first discovered the superplanet Chroma in 2024, though official confirmation of the findings weren’t printed publicly until eight years […]
The cell’s immutable, monochromatic contents conceded to a deep and piercing darkness as Jason Berry fitted the Rift over his […]
For over 600 years, the Tellus has kept what is left of the human race alive. Out of fuel and […]
After a long ride of silence, Lori swiped a prepaid card to pay her fare and stepped out of the […]
Something must have gotten lost in translation. No, not literally. I don’t have any doubts about the Migration; test coverage showed […]
To imagine that a computer might have some code that it runs in response to being overloaded with requests isn’t too much […]
There was a rush for extraterrestrial life in the early 2000’s, and life here on Earth was mostly split between […]
The world has discovered that the NSA has been spying on literally everyone on the planet except for one man, […]
“Yudkowsky University has a world champion cybersecurity team,” Alan blurted breathlessly from the Pinto’s passenger seat, bobbing his head back […]
Welcome to Awoochi, a world you’ve never seen before. Until now, you’ve been bound by the countless, unnecessary restraints of […]
I hope this message reaches you safely. More importantly, I hope you are still in a state of mind to appreciate it. We haven’t heard much from your sector recently and don’t know if you have simply returned to hiding or if something is happened. Dear God, I hope it’s the former.
FJIN NETWORK NOTICE
On the first of August, the entire FJIN Network will be undergoing scheduled maintenance. All Nodes currently connected to the Network will be temporarily disconnected for a period of seven (7) days. Your connection will be reestablished automatically when the maintenance is complete.
During this time, you may experience several mild symptoms including confusion, nausea, a feeling of disconnection, and the inability to speak or process information. This is normal, and you must remember that it is only temporary while we upgrade the Network infrastructure.
Dr. Chris Baum leaned back in his creaky, black office chair, his deep brown eyes shifting back and forth across the room as he spoke. He was having a heated argument with his twin brother Brian about the responsibilities Chris recently been given. Responsibilities, he believed, that he should uphold. Responsibilities, his brother thought, no man should ever have to endure.
“It’s not like I can just go back and say, ‘Hey, undo it. Take it back!’ I agreed to this,” Dr. Baum argued, “and I plan to stick with it.”
According to our records, you have yet to receive the universal Upgrade provided through FJIN Labs. As of January 1st, this upgrade has been made mandatory to all citizens by law code 20938-38A. If our records still indicate that you have not yet received the Upgrade within ten (10) business days from the date stamped above, you may be liable to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, as outlined in law code 20938-38D.
I don’t have a lot of time. They’ll find me soon.
My name is Aiden. That’s it, just Aiden. No last name. You might have heard of me on the news lately, if you still get the news in your area. Those of you reading this—those of you who care—are why I’ve momentarily stepped out of the shadows, however dangerous it may be.
“Do you want this strawberry?” Dr. Steven asked calmly.
I looked up at him, and then at the strawberry in his hand. It was a small strawberry, clearly not the best in the bunch. But it was a strawberry, and I love strawberries. Even a tiny strawberry would be a joyride for my starving tastebuds. I quickly responded, “Sure, I’ll have it.”
The doctor smiled gently at me and closed his hand around the strawberry. He strolled to the opposite end of the table that I was sitting at and set the fruit down on a small, white coaster.