Sunday, March 4, 2018

Micro SF/F stories by O Westin


O. Westin writes micro stories. Short tweets. Great stuff.

Click here to go to his Mastodon page.

Monday, February 26, 2018

I Dreamed That I Woke Up

Artwork by Dieterich01 available on Pixabay. Public domain.

I Dreamed That I Woke Up
by Larry Heyl CC-BY

I dreamed that I woke up and walked into the living room and sat down at my computer. Then, when I woke up I was afraid to walk into the living room because I thought I might find myself sitting there. “This is silly.”, I said to myself, and I went ahead and walked right in and sat at my computer. But then I thought maybe I already left while I was still sleeping. So I got up and locked the door to keep myself from coming in.

When I heard a knock on the door I was worried that I had returned home. But I unlocked it anyway and it was only my friend Fred. I told him what was going on in my head and we both had a big laugh.

Then I heard a knock at the door. I was worried it might be me but it wasn’t. When I went to open the door it was Fred.

I guess he dreamed that he woke up too.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

AI Autocomplete


Fantasy art by kellepics on Pixabay. Public domain.

AI Autocomplete
by Larry Heyl CC-BY

In the future everyone will have AI Autocomplete, first for writing, then for talking. The AI will be so good that it soon starts guessing right 100% of the time. People select the Just Say It For Me option since their AI Autocomplete always guesses right.

This is the future of humanity, packhorses for AI Autocompletes talking to each other.

Or is it already happening now?

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Apocalypse Bingo


Bingo Balls phot from Pixabay. Public domain. CC0

I was planning a separate apocalypse for each prompt, but so in amongst the one-offs there are two series:

a. The United Empire of Earth
1. Inception
2. Let’s Talk

b. 1. Mixed Luck
2. Change Can Begin Slowly
3. Manouevers in the Dark

- rix_scaedu
Apocalypse Bingo

Friday, January 5, 2018

Story Seed Vault

Photo of Lotus Seeds, Public Domain, courtesy of Pixabay.

Read micro stories based on real science at Story Seed Vault. The short explanations of the background science are often longer than the stories.

The Vault began as a collection of Twitter science-fiction based on research articles by Alex Massey, published @tinystoryseeds. Inspired by the Global Seed Vaults, Alex sought to create a collection of stories, sourced from the imaginations of a diverse collection of writers. Today, the Vault has grown into an independent publisher of micro-science fiction, with writers and readers from all over the globe.

- About Story Seed Vault

They accept submissions.