An underwater civilization of the future faces the environmental consequences of humankind’s actions The station is crowded, even for a Friday evening. Families mill around, children tiptoeing to press their faces against the portholes in the cement walls. A man taps a glossy shoe on the cool tile, impatiently waiting to retire for the week. … Continue reading Through The Opaque Water, We Speed
I was probably eating warmed up ramen noodles for the second time that day when I got the call. The call was from Ivone, a facility that had government funding and performed scientific studies, and produced groundbreaking technology for the government itself. If you had said the same to any random person they wouldn’t recognize it. When my engineering professor held me back after class and in hushed voices gave me a slip of paper with their contact information, I applied half as a joke. After sending in my resume and going in for a short-lived interview I never heard from them again.
Five people get transported to a different dimension, where they have to figure out how to get back home. “What are you two doing?” Amara asked, directed towards Lucas and Sasha. The trio were sitting in the very back of the library along with two of their other friends, Kai and Alfie. Lucas and Sasha … Continue reading Dimension B
The dangers of social media addiction. Swipe. A girl cuts open the packaging to her brand new phone. Click. She powers it on. Tap, tap. Logging on to the boundless expanse of the internet... Meanwhile, her brain facilitates all her bodily functions and thought, serving as a never-resting machine. Chemical messengers, hormones and neurotransmitters, deliver … Continue reading Zero followers
How the cycles of life continue past human life. The Earth had become green and yellow, the sulfur blanketing the planet as a thick and gaseous force of nature. It would once become blue and green again, after millions of years, and the bacteria would return. But for now, it was green and yellow. Of … Continue reading As The Pressure Builds, The Cycle Continues
"Mushroom Cloud" by Threthny is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 In all of human history, nuclear weapons have only been used twice, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We must never forget the devastation they wreak. The nuke whistles towards the city, the buildings sharpening into focus, fragile, brittle. Far, far below, a little boy with his … Continue reading Candy
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The benefits of technology and the loss of privacy I slowly crept out from the hallway between the servers and headed back toward the exit door. For a second, I panicked as I grabbed the handle, but the lockdown was only for the perimeter and the door opened without a problem. I exhaled and darted … Continue reading Mind Games