Plugged In, Stories

Plugged In, Chapter Seven: The Bleeding Man

Most people don’t appreciate time.  Their precious routines make time seem like nothing more or less than a light breeze skimming the roofs of their houses: unnoticeable, unassuming, uninteresting.  It comes, it goes, it leaves them behind until, like a long-extinct leaf, it blows them away with it.  Time is nothing to most people.     … Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Seven: The Bleeding Man

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Plugged In, Chapter Six: The First Day

“Don’t you look the part of the solider preparing for battle?”  The Governance official, all careful manicure and styled hair, chuckled at him.  “If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were walking into a war zone rather than a delivery system.  That’s all you are, after all, sweetie, a delivery man.  Does that… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Six: The First Day

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Plugged In, Chapter Five: Procedural Danger

Armin Fisher was quite a topic.  Correction: Armin Fisher, the Drafter was quite a topic.  One of his new sixty-three friends (yes, sixty-three friends in the matter of only a few days), had described him as “devil-may-care”--an appropriate description in Armin’s eyes:  Just got my e-mail about the Drafter Procedures. I wonder how effective they… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Five: Procedural Danger

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Plugged In, Chapter Three: The E-Mail

“Did it live up to your expectations?”      “Oh, yeah, sure it did,” Armin answered his father.  Rune Fisher stared evenly at his son, ignoring the several blinking and buzzing computers behind him.       “I noticed you were looking forward to it.”      “Yeah, you and my other three hundred friends.”      “I doubt your… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Three: The E-Mail