Fiction

Sketchpad

“All this?” “And most importantly, this.” Jaxon was holding a vial. “In here is the uncertainty machine. Programmed randomness.” “A vial?” “It is ancient tech, as old as the sphere itself.” “But everything is -“ “Controlled centrally of course. Just every so often we do a random event. It is Earth-like and part of where … Continue reading

Fiction

Ambition

The slow and persistent blink, dark red and coming from deep within the iris, a perfect mirror for Will’s ambition. “He was once a lower intern. Gifted, yes, but not of the standard that would naturally advance in his department. I offered a solution. It’s elegant, really, he can see in one eye as you … Continue reading

Fiction

Flicker.

“Busy!” Favro yelped as he pushed passed Wills. Given the standard size of offices at the assembly this was more of a dismissive notion than an actual attempt to get anywhere. Favro, it seemed, was up to his neck in glass tablet reports. There was an out of commission sonatime machine in the corner, one … Continue reading

Fiction

Wills is waiting.

Wills had seen enough. There had definitely been a spike of some kind and now a whole host of people presenting in clinic with depression. There hadn’t been depression like this since, his eyes monitored a trail of data points, the division. ¬†Not since salaried work was abolished and replaced with the ¬†pursuit of passion. … Continue reading