Citizen Standing – Short Fiction on Citizen Scores

What would it be like if a society had “citizen scores” in addition to “credit scores?” The government develops a number to evaluate their judgement of your character as a person. This number governs every aspect of your life.

I decided to write a short cyberpunk story about a fictional society that is run by citizen scores and apps. It got published in The Weird and Whatnot Magazine. 

You can read it here!

“Glimmers” – Humanity’s merger with AI in 500 words (flash fiction)

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What happens when people merge with AI?

What would a city look like, if built by AI?

Find out by reading my flash fiction that was just published on 365tomorrows. It’s shorter than four post-it notes.

“I saw things in the night sky my neighbors did not. Glimmers of iridescent light against the backdrop of stars. I think it was because of what happened to me during the blackouts. Every time I blacked out, I woke up different somehow…

Read the rest at the site above.

If you yourself are trying to get your sci-fi flash fiction published, 365tomorrows may be worth considering.

 

A Flash Fiction Story in Second Person Present – “Bob and Beastman’s Honeymoon”

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(Art from SilviaP_DesignWikiImagesBernell, and Hypnoart —visual artists on Pixabay.)

“Tagging along on the honeymoon of your two best friends makes you feel a little like the squeaky extra wheel on your nephew’s tricycle. Your two best friends in the whole world are a sentient monkey named Bob and a beastman cleverly named Beastman.”

This is my experiment with writing a story in second person, present tense. It was pretty fun. It’s also pretty short. Less than 1,500 words. You could probably read it in the time that it takes to brew a cup of coffee.

If you’ve ever wanted to read about the adventures of a sentient monkey named Bob and a Beastman, check it out:

Bob and Beastman’s Honeymoon (Space Squid)

Future Problems of 3D Printers – Flash Fiction/Humor

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(Image Artist:RyanMcGuire is a Pixabay user and shutterbug from Ithaca, New York.)

What happens in the future when more people start using 3D printers and need tech support? Especially when people start using their printers to make food? Will you have people downloading brunch from malicious websites? Will the bacon in your BLT turn to tentacles?

In a short story of less than 1,500 words, you can check it out here: Space Squid – Downloading Brunch