Tag Archive for Short Story

The Story Of The Grumpy Fish


Once upon a time, there was a fish who hated the sea. Everywhere he looked, all he SAW was sea. He did not like the sea, but it is all that he saw. The fish saw the sea, and said,… Read more…

A Story of Three Moons


Moon One chases Moon Two and Moon Two chases Moon Three. Moon Two and Moon Three get smaller and worse, but Moon One Stays the same. This makes Moon Two get smaller faster than Moon Three. This makes Moon Three… Read more…

It’s Lonely at the Top: The Deprecation of Significance of Humanity


We were always told not to place all our eggs in one basket growing up; not to count our chickens before they hatched. So we grew smart. We distributed our wealth. We took nothing for granted. We reaped treasures of thought… Read more…

Mighty is the Swarm


Peityr hovered just above the base of his seat. An intricate network of buckles, straps, wires, and belts was the only thing that kept him from floating away. The nausea and restlessness was immense in zero gravity, so much so,… Read more…

The Incontinent Squid


Once upon a time, there was a land of squid. The squid were incontinent. Every time they got scared, they let off ink! One day, all the squid got scared, and the ocean was filled with dark, goopy filth. Everything… Read more…

Turn for the Unexpected


“It gets better with age.” “Really?” “Yeah, little buddy, time heals all wounds!” “Reaalllyy!?!?” “You’ve just got to remember that there’s someone out there looking out for you to make sure you don’t get hurt.” “Oh. What if I don’t… Read more…

The World that Turned to Machine


Background: In the year 2167, the last vestiges of humanity fight to survive on Earth. After centuries of designing, building and perfecting machines for every purpose imaginable, they now cover the surface of every continent in an intricately designed, rugged, plated-electronic… Read more…

21st Century Hieroglyph


Preface: This is a short story in the form of a syntactic hieroglyph about birth, coming-of-age, love, and progeny. The story is told through syntactic operations performed with brackets upon 3-element creatures. . .. … .. . A Three Bit Life:… Read more…

I Didn’t Know You Were A Smelter


Young-for-his-grade senior physcisist with high school sweetheart at fair: [Distracted by jewelry stand while talking about course credits] Let me buy you this ring [+silvered, + celtic]. Old-for-her-grade freshman student: Damn, How much credit do you have? Senior physicist: All… Read more…