Plugged In, Stories

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

Forthcoming, Stories

Forthcoming, Chapter Twenty-Five: Home

Mom had been halfway insane when she’d seen the bandages.  She’d helped take the ones of my hands, but I’d convinced her that my arm was still too sore for the bandage to be removed.  I’d unwrapped it privately; it didn’t look as sickening as I’d expected.        The weekend had passed quietly--I’d had… Continue reading Forthcoming, Chapter Twenty-Five: Home

Plugged In, Stories

Plugged In, Chapter Two: The Unfortunate Drafter

The siren woke him up.  It screeched endlessly, and the emergency lights in his house blinked on and off, on and off.      “I’m coming!” Armin shouted, rolling onto the floor and running to the door.  He looked outside his window and saw the tram pulled up to his house.  Its stop at his doorstep… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Two: The Unfortunate Drafter

Plugged In, Stories

Plugged In, Chapter One: Master Your World

Is there a problem?      That was what the e-mail asked.  It was typed in a professional, sans-serif font; the letters were italicized, but not in anger.  No.  Instead, the slanting of the words was like a friendly hug.  How nice, really, that the Governance would be concerned for just one person in a population… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter One: Master Your World

Forthcoming, Stories

Forthcoming, Chapter Twenty-Three: Real Explanations

“Everett!”      Cyrus’ voice curled around my surname and I opened my eyes.  Chay still stood resolute, though Cyrus was no longer interested in that exchange.  His focus was on my motionless stance.  “Move!”      Cyrus didn’t notice Henbane’s eyes widen as they became unfocused, staring into the distance.  He raised his gun reflexively, firing… Continue reading Forthcoming, Chapter Twenty-Three: Real Explanations