True Power

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David Wright wakes to his beeping alarm. His body is covered in a suffocating amount of blankets. The facial features of David are swallowed by his powder blue pillow. They become more visible, emerging slowly by the pull of his stiff neck. In one motion he rises upwards. His night-wear consists of a large tshirt…

Where do they keep all these guys?

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"Where do they keep all these guys?" Geral Gunderson asked the Lieutenant. The Lieutenant pointed to the blueprints of the building. "Most likely in the basement next to the blow up sex-dolls." He smiled. "How will they manage? I mean, to be fair they don't have much time left." Anri Whistlers remarked. "Come on Anri!…

To whom it may interest

I am a “21st Century Schizoid Man.” A song by one of my all time favorite bands (and possible genesis of prog-rock) King Crimson. I've reached a point in my life that this song has become my wake-up alarm. Not solely for its poignant lyrics or catchy rhythms or masterful breakdown. But because it is…

Financial Advice

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Here's a tip: Hiding sums of cash around the house is a great way to safeguard against depreciating assets within the banks. Usually go with $80 or $100, and pick odd places such as inside an old hat or at the bottom of a bag of rice. You may be wondering, "What if I can't…

Game of Thrones X Seinfeld

I recently attempted pitching a project I was very passionate about. Conducting research, testing particular details, throwing ideas at the wall. Once I felt comfortable with a presentation that could properly convey my vision and gumption, I made time with an interested investor. He was impressed with my skills and previous work experience, so he…

Digital Knights, A Future Fantasy

Brand wasn't the name my father gave me. Not even close. I was supposed to be named Calrey Dovar. His family name was Dovar, and his father's name was Calrey. He told me stories about his bravery and strength. The frequency he told stories always grew around war times. He was a “Di-knight.” A man…

“In the future, lie detectors are installed in everyone’s ear at birth. When somebody is lying to you, you hear a beeping sound and the liar is punished with a zap. In this dystopia, someone learns to beat them.”

The effect is like a roller coaster. As it ramps up to the top and immediately drops into screaming glory, you can't help but wonder when it will ramp up again. But not only when, how? Will the second peak be greater than the first? That's the closest I can get to describing the last…

The Girl Made of Fire – 2

The early morning was never kind to Samantha. Her hair would be a greasy mess, frayed and left to cling to the cream colored bed sheets. Still bewildered from the usual heavy sleep that afflicted her, she rolled over onto her phone. It was acting as her alarm spewing forth a loud bright chorus. A…