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“Hey boss,” Dave knocked gently, respectfully, “do you have a minute?” From behind his desk, Eli Moss glanced sharply at […]
I’ve been under surveillance for at least two months now. Probably longer, but I made an eyeball for the first […]
The cell’s immutable, monochromatic contents conceded to a deep and piercing darkness as Jason Berry fitted the Rift over his […]
“Mommy,” Diana whined loudly from the living room, “Donald’s doing the thing with his eyes again!” “Hold on,” Sarah said […]
Something must have gotten lost in translation. No, not literally. I don’t have any doubts about the Migration; test coverage showed […]
Into the ceiling I slammed, hard Or rather — the ground? Thoughts jarred Down had become up and up? Down Adrenaline begging […]
Having completed his iterative MapReduce jobs for the day, David leaned back in his decrepit office chair and sighed, returning […]
“Gem,” Lars pleaded, “look at me.” The girl had grown thin and frail over the past two years without a […]
The thick, steel doors slammed shut the moment Paul hit the ground. He rolled onto his side and opened his eyes to look back at where the men were just standing. The men who brought him here, against his will, and trapped him in this cage. They knew about his gift. Paul knew they knew. They just wouldn’t admit it.
Thick, white cloth lined every wall in the small cell. Whether to protect its resident from itself (as They say) or to muffle his screams, Paul wasn’t sure. What he was sure of, however, was that he had to get out.
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.
Lars was out of breath from running by the time he reached his girlfriend’s house. Reaching an arm out to ring the doorbell, he left his palm against the door frame and hunched over, trying to catch his breath.
He’d dressed quickly after Gem had called to say she had something important to show him and, as a result, was wearing the first pair of jeans he’d seen and a plain, white v-neck shirt. His short, brown hair was messy from just waking up and his eyes were just starting to lose their early-morning glaze.
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.