Category Archives: Those that at a distance resemble flies

Sunset

A guy walked into a bar and proclaimed, “Lilac is gone.” What he meant, he went on to say, was that there had just been a solar flare, the quality of whose radiation was perfectly calibrated to tear apart any … Continue reading

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The rats given the super-intelligence serum ran mazes in record time. The scientists were overjoyed at their breakthrough, but they didn’t know the half of it. That night the rats staged a mass escape, stole all the serum, and vanished … Continue reading

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Final Destination VI

A group of high school seniors are about to board a bus to take them on a class trip when one of them, Heather, has a premonition of a horrible accident. She convinces three of her friends—her boyfriend Todd, her … Continue reading

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1979

Leonid Brezhnev sat in the small theater at the back of the State Cultural Intelligence Agency, receiving his periodic briefing on western media. Up on the screen an Englishman in oversized spectacles (Elton John–though that wasn’t his real name) sat … Continue reading

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At the Institute for Primate Communication

“NEW SIGN. WE MAKE. YOU SEE.” At first I thought I might have been misinterpreting BoBo, but he kept repeating the signs until it was clear what he meant. “YES YOU SEE” Dian added. “WE MAKE SIGN. YOU HAPPY.” Noam … Continue reading

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Invasion

–Why are we doing this? –Doing what? –Replacing all the humans. –I don’t know. We’re pod people. It’s what we do. –Do you want to? –Want to what? –Replace the humans. –I don’t want to do anything. It’s all just…reflex. … Continue reading

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Haiku From the Golden Age of Computing

You’ve already seen this. Just wanted to get them all in one place. Continue reading

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