Tethered

Tethered “Come on, it’s New Year’s.” Maria’s tone was pleading. “Show off those new cybers. Put my dancing to shame with your robot legs.” My new upgrades let me bench press 800 pounds and run a 3-minute mile, but I couldn’t afford good batteries. The club said its wireless electricity for fully T6 but what…

Muse on Monday – December 19, 2022

Muse on Monday – December 19, 2022 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone out there! We all probably have certain images of Christmas and similar adjacent holidays in our minds based on our experiences and what we see on TV and in movies. This may give an idea of what a Christmas story should…

The Path of the Mail Carrier

The Path of the Mail Carrier Let’s watch the mail carrier from high above. His path is like the stitching from a sewing machine: a straight line punctuated by frequent dips to the right as he delivers his letters and bills and junk mail to each mailbox. From above, he is light blue oblong with…

Sui Generis

Sui Generis I needed something unique. Groundbreaking. Twelve hours before the science fair and no ideas. Last year’s winner, my sentient rhinocopter, buzzed around the room looking bored. A living cup that produced milk and sugar for your coffee? Not enough time now. A catbird? I might as well make a baking soda volcano. I…

Muse on Monday – December 12, 2022

Recently I saw two lovers say a tearful goodbye at the airport. It was even harder since because of their circumstances, they would not see each other for a long time, if ever again. Modern communication such as video calling and chatting are great to a point but no substitute for being together. I felt…

Dox Box

Dox Box I don’t mind people staring at me in my glass prison in the middle of 6th Avenue. I don’t even mind the jeering or obscene gestures. What sickens me are the people writing down my personal information written on the outside. I’ll need a new phone number, of course, will need to move…

Muse on Monday – December 5, 2022

It’s December. In a lot of the world, it’s a month dominated by Christmas, with all the traditions and shopping that go along with that. It’s also a time when many people get together with family to celebrate the holiday. Families are interesting since we don’t get to choose ours and they can either be…

Muse on Monday – November 28, 2022

This is the last week of AI-generated artwork month for the Muse on Monday posts and we’re ending with an epic space battle. Of course, the story doesn’t have to be a war story: it’s up to you to write what you think of when you see this. Story Prompt: November 28, 2022 Write a…

Muse on Monday – November 21, 2022

Welcome to a brand new week! This is week 3 of AI-generated artwork month for the Muse on Monday posts. This week’s is a piece of character art. It’s up to you to decide who she is and what she is doing. If you have any artwork, either AI-generated or hand drawn that you would…

I Should Have Bought the Radio

I Should Have Bought the Radio I woke up in the hospital, which is never a great day to start your day, or evening for me since it turned out to be 8pm. I was just wondering how I got there when my sister leaned into my sightline. “Hey, you’re awake,” she said. “Mom and…