Upgraded Service

“James!” Kelly rushed into the office. She shut and locked the door behind her, then turned to her boss whose first name she never used before that moment. “Something wrong?” he asked. The question came as a reflex, he saw obvious panic on her face. Her dark brown eyes danced around the office as if…

Pineapple Bill

“Commander Williams, the people of Earth will not think any less of you if you have a change of heart,” a male voice said over the radio. Bill sat in his shuttle at the edge of the gravity well. “For all intents and purposes, this is a suicide mission. This is your last chance to…

AlterNet Update (6-25-18)

[CW] Tell a story that’s only told through patch notes. [Link to post.]AlterNet 1.0: Commercial Release       The AlterNet streams your consciousness from your body to a shell in an alternate universe. The AlterNet game world is an Earth populated by nanos, tiny programmable machines that can learn to be more efficient. Your AlterNet…

AlterNet 2.0

[WP] The first fully immersive online VR game has released in which anything is possible. After months of saving you eagerly log in and hit ‘random server.’ [Link to post.]Thomas Fincher smiled at his reflection in the bathroom mirror. His dark brown eyes roamed up and down his mostly naked body, making sure he attached…

Jail Time (4-24-18)

[WP] “The jailer is the key, kill him and you’ll be free…” [Link to post.] “So that’s it? We just gotta kill the jailer?” Mickey hovered around Fig, the tall blue skinned troll that gave him the hint. It was Mickey’s first day in the prison and he took to exploring the exercise yard when…

Living Forest (4-14-18)

[WP] In the distant future, prisoners have their brains extracted and uploaded into a computer system in order to save space and maintain peace within prisons. [Link to post.]“You are hereby sentenced *immediately* to the Forest.” The judge’s gavel slammed down. Michael Anderson broke down into heaving sobs while the bailiff escorted him out of…

Bright Future (4-9-18)

[ImagePrompt] Cybermonk [Link to post.]The bright orange morning sun illuminated the temple’s courtyard and the small group of prospective students standing within. The temple master double checked the list displayed as a hologram hovering over his metal hand, then counted the recruits again.“Only Seven out of 15 showed up. Good, this’ll be easy,” he smiled to…

Logging Lesson (3-18-18)

[WP] Sunday Free Write [Link to post.] “Go ahead and take off,” [Jake](http://hserratafun.blogspot.com/p/jake-wilson-el-muerto.html) said to the pale boy. They talked in a dim cave while the sounds of battle echoed from up ahead. “We need to finish up the demo, [Eva](http://hserratafun.blogspot.com/p/eva-wilson-la-estrella.html)’s probably bored out of her mind by now.” Jake’s mention of Eva caused [Oren](http://hserratafun.blogspot.com/p/oren-la-corona.html) to giggle. “She’s…

Holy Moly (3-4-18)

Sunday Free Write [Link to post.]Jake Wilson led two others through the dense forest toward the cave of the Goblin Prince. He wore elegant red and black wizard robes. This was only a guided tutorial for Ms. Carlson‘s benefit. Elle Carlson followed behind Jake wearing tight, dark leather clothes and a black leather trench coat. She…

Beady Buyer (2-28-18)

Flash Fiction Prompt- Location: This Illustration By Deviantart user Bejzar! | Object: Some glass beads. [Link to post.] “This is one of the smaller markets,” Jake said. He guided Ms. Carlson, a prospective business partner, through the crowd of digital people.  “It feels so real,” Ms. Carlson said as strangers bumped her shoulders left and right. She inhaled deeply. “I…