Bone This can't be real... No, of course not, this is a game... That object there, yes, that skull, they think, it may be a gate, you know, some kind of key, to get somewhere else? This is a game, of course. But it may also be a trap, something really nasty, that blows … Continue reading Bone #writephoto
“Every other thing that he had done for the company - networking with money launderers, stringing Ethernet cable, recruiting fantasy authors, managing Pluto - could be done better and more cheaply by someone who could be recruited by a state-of-the-art head-hunting firm. His role, in the end, had been reduced to this one thing: sitting … Continue reading T-Rain, and a girl named Zula: a reading of Neal Stephenson’s Reamde #amreading
Today, a very good friend of mine, in real life as well as in cyberspace, quitted her Facebook account, which she created in 2009. She said to me she no longer had time to keep her page up to date, even to the minimum level that would be of interest to her "friends". And she … Continue reading As a #writer, is #Facebook useful to me?
We have to go back to a few million years, when this world was hotter, so hot that there was no ice, anywhere, and no humans nor other animals, like us, a burning inferno... But now, after only a few short decades, we have succeeded, to ruin our chances, to rob our children and grand … Continue reading #Promptbox: Melting
Prompted by "Getting Started"... Planetary Boundaries Navajos Une Femme Est une Femme Pueblos Melting Freezing India Arizona Prickly Pear Tiergarten Dreyfus Spying Alexander Platz Economics Growth CO2 Clouds ... to be continued...
Does it ever make sense to judge a book by its cover? It was old and dusty, and must have been hidden in the ancient trunk for centuries. For a while she contemplated the cover, cracked leather worn by the passing years, touched by the hands of long dead knights. Around her was silence and the … Continue reading #DailyPost: Binding Judgement
On the threshold, in front of the massive gate, she hesitated: the fort would be booby-trapped, perhaps even ready to crumble on top of any intruder. But then she remembered what the prisoner had said to them: it was only the third door which was trapped, after that, no-one knew other than the enemy. She pushed the … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Doors
Of all the technologies that have gone extinct... The president sat silent in the well-known office. This was not a day for triumph, nor gesticulation: the country, or rather its establishment, singularly of the military variety, had by now sobered up. The proof was there, on the President's desk. The report that spelled out the … Continue reading #DailyPrompt: Going Obsolete
1) Monopoly is a popular board game invented by Parker Brothers and made by the Hasbro toy and game company, dating back from the 30’s, although its origin goes back to 1900’. 2) According to Wikipedia, “a monopoly exists when a single person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity.” From Williams: … Continue reading #AtoZAprilChallenge: Monopoly
Raymond Williams, author of “Keywords” (see entry for “K” on April 12) wrote: “Communication in its most general modern meaning has been in the language since C15” (15th century). The word stems from Latin communis - common: “hence communicate - make common to many, impart. Communication was first this action, and then, the object thus … Continue reading #AtoZAprilChallenge: Communication