The Simplicity FractureSe'o began living after the apex-floater skull stopped tugging at the skeins.The Simplicity Fracture by DodgingTheBeat
It had spent three spins skulking among a warren-cracking spine of ammonia ice seeking a nest, one of millions hissing and cracking and melting along the nitrate reefs pole-side of the Great Cleft. Waiting, as work-claws chafed into cracked exoskeleton sheathing. Torn by the calamity.
Ozone flooded his glands during the waiting. Designs traced themselves through its brief reflection-cycles, half-formed and abstract; mad. The signal of the warren enveloped any within in a simpatico unmatched from pole to pole. Tools, meat, homage-seed--designs became commodities, transferred through biting pheromone-glands.
A triad a 'span above its head abandoned centrifugal force and compressed against each other as a great trawler-float shattered the calm of the reefs to all sides. Threw splinters into its plans and shards into its thorax. One penetrated. Green-purple g
AudiocideIt isn't how I remembered it.Audiocide by DodgingTheBeat
The waiting. The hard return--the strike of something alive, twitching under a stratosphere at the bare edges of flickering displays and drifting starcharts. Days of First Contact drills in the ethereal holographic range of Sim-Deck Two. Three mission briefings, a twinge as my scouting unit is tapped for deployment. The hiss and rasp of rebreathers in the eternal dawn of Jump Airlock One.
I know it isn't right.
The drop. The plunge, ripping at the Helldiver's midsection. The tearing, it burns. Throws the shrieking of the stratosphere and the whining of stabilization jets and the ringing of alarms into a distant second place on the priority scale. Methane and phosphorous lick at my boots. The slipstream drags the limb appendages upright--
It's just what I remember.
Cloud cover evaporated in minutes, hot-white and searing blue. Landfall is scheduled in nine minutes minus. A sea of green-grey s
PrerogativesThe morning has begun with the great beams ripping the clouds apart, brilliant and bold and harsh against the smoky vista of the skyline. Explosions rumble; the distant tumble of buildings folding inward on their own foundations rattles the mirror on my vanity. The reverberation of the ceaseless bombardment has been our church bell for some time now.Prerogatives by DodgingTheBeat
My hair is a mess.
Soot and the bitter tang of ionized flagstones drifts through the open-hatched windows of my morning room like martial perfume. Correspondence is spread across the desk, caught in the hellish winds that buffer the high and lofty walls of my husband’s twelve-storey townhouse. Inscribed in hasty script and curt command are the voices of our beloved city in disaster reports, casualty reviews, and pleas for reinforcements.
The voice of our city is a terrified rabble.
Jasmine and blood mingle with the hot breath of the steam drifting from the neck valve of my butler-servo. I flick a
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While not otherwise occupied, I splurge prose onto a page and worry afterwards about things like coherence or meaning. In short, I'm a writer and journalist hoping to make it as a professional novelist, screenwriter, graphic novel writer, or investigative reporter. If that means starving, so be it.|
I've been published four times at The Story Shack (online flash-fiction website).
THINGS I ATTEMPT: Writing, music, occasional filming, devil's advocacy
GENRES I ATTEMPT: Sci-fi (trans-humanism, cyberpunk, military), low fantasy, contemporary fiction (punk especially), historical fiction, or anything rattling around in my skull or in my notebook.
THINGS I IDENTIFY WITH: Humanism, anti-capitalism, direct democracy, socialism, human rights/social justice. Add a pinch of punk, freelove, and free-thought.
THINGS I'M NOT A FAN OF: Capitalism, fascism, human rights abuses, hypocrisy, extreme ideologies, polemics, mass media (especially tabloids), empiricism, low pay for the arts, Stephen Harper, American politics, nukes, Starbucks coffee.