Chapter 3 : The Phone Call

I always knew my hour would come to an end, it was inevitable. I had about twenty sites worldwide that all relied on that one satellite. Of course I had backup plans, I had them in excess, in fact I’d created a whole booklet full of troubleshooting steps and in eventuality of this happening, I’d no longer be able to …

Chapter 2: Gentle Sipping

For chapter one click here! I scribbled frantically as the phone rang. Mark asked if me if he wanted him to answer it, but the whole situation was irritating me. “Go for Nick,” I answered in a resigned and defeated voice. I knew what this was, I knew what this meant. My plan had to work, if it didn’t then everything …

The dilemma

I ran, I ran and I ran, barging through people without a singular shred of regard for them. I was in trouble, I knew that. My watch continued to flash more violently as I continued to sprint through the masses. “Move out of the bloody way!” I said in an aggressive manner to the slow bumbling people. My patience was …

Tearoom Days

The gentle tapping of my keyoard filled the quiet teashop with a sense of tranquility. In my teenage youth, I used to waste all my days in a clattery coffee shop and roll my eyes at the cackhanded and clumsy waitress, who would bring me a luke-warm cappucino as I sat in the corner with my Asus laptop, next to the healthy …

The Spectacles & The Ignorant Aliens

You cannot assume that this is true, but you cannot deny that it isn’t. The chances are that what you see is what everyone else sees, but in actuality, that’s not necessarily true. Within this universe reside billions upon billions of observers that reside within their own individual pocket universe controlled by none other than themselves, controlled by a part …

Predicting the future of an alien race who don’t even know my name!

“No no no no no no no,” I said angrily whilst banging my head against the walls of the glass room. I growled, I flipped over the table and sat in the corner. It felt like a prison. How on earth was I supposed to predict the future, I couldn’t even predict the weather last Tuesday! “Oi Wornast, pickup that …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter 8

So my body lie there motionless, still and cold on the operating table. Ruan squeezed his forehead with his hands, before pushing his palms into his eyes and sighing. He turned to look at Gary who was standing behind him. My blood was still pumping, there was no activity and my brain flickered on and off for moments at a …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter 7

Chapter 7 – Penguins Of The Mind? When I awoke, the colour white was all I saw. I called out “hello” but no one heard. I lay on the ground shivering, huddled in a ball. I tried to remain calm, but I allowed myself to enter a state of panic. I stood up, squeezed my eyes as if they were …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter 6

Chapter 6 – Cold While I was in the machine, it was like I was under a dream filled with numbers, figures, factories and funny little men running around panicking about something. My brain activity was monitored carefully by the experts outside running around in white lab-coats with clipboards. They were constantly sweating not only because of the low success …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter 5

Chapter Five – The mindful project According to the Illuminati’s guide to the human mind, there exists a section that has not yet been activated. This part of the mind deals with extreme calculations, complex logical operations and runs in a similar way that a Quantum computer works. If this part of the mind can be activated, then it is …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter Four

Chapter Four – Prepare For Transfer I sifted through the documentation, scanning for “what to do on the day of transfer”. I must’ve been muttering to myself louder than I had previously first though, because at that moment my mother figured out that I was awake. I waved her away “Not now mother, it is very important that I am …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter Two

Chapter Two – Inside The Dark-net I’d heard a lot about the Dark-net, although I’d only accessed these layers of the internet from a computer before. Inside, it was every computer nerd’s dream! Cables coated the walls, red lights flashing and a constant whirring from the many machines located around the low lit hallway. There was even a cabinet full of …

System Down (Fictional Story) – Chapter One

Chapter one A consistent beeping filled the room, it was coming from my server. I ignored it and carried on. After 30 minutes of non-stop beeping, it suddenly went quiet before launching emergency scripts, including shutdown scripts to protect our phones, tablets and any other form of electronic equipment, for everyone in the household! Drives whirred and sirens blared causing …

The Binary Humans Short Story Part 2

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud to say that we have power! That’s right, it appears while I was down by the river, someone must have hooked me up. This is great news, but the real question here is it stable? I boot up the Asus and boot into the Linux setup. I don’t know why I bothered, there’s no basic …

The Binary Humans Part One

My name is Dexter Wonologo and I’m a genetically altered survivor of the after effects of global warming. I stood up and dusted myself down, as if I was a jockey who had just fallen off his horse. I took a deep breath in. I could see the sun. I stared up at it, observing its glorious strength as it …