(I take a serious back look at the next 200 years)
In the early 21st Century, the Executive Orders Civil War was launched by Donald J Trump shortly before dying in office from an Apopletic Stroke.
After that, the office of President switched back and forth every four years from one party to the next with each new incoming President reversing all the previous Administration’s Executive Orders with new Executive Orders.
This lasted through the early mid-Century when the Singularity went fully online, including everyone that could afford to upload their consciousness – leaving behind the middle class, but taking Facebook and Twitter with them. Continue reading
(This is the first chapter to a book that I started to write in 1988. I wrote two chapters, did a full outline, and a complete chapter by chapter breakout. It is basically a YA action/adventure fantasy starring me and my best friends from High School. I was going to start sending it out to agents back then, but got caught up in writing a screenplay that I cannot find now. I don’t think anything was lost in not sending it out – after re-reading it and re-typing it to post here, I don’t think it was written for any audience other than me and my three friends that it features. I will add Chapter Two, outline and chapter by chapter breakouts in the next month or so.)
( I wrote this in 1988. My memory of writing it is how smugly proud I was of the depth and ripeness of meaning the finished story had. Having re-read it after all of these years and re-typed it to post here, I am struck by how obvious and shallow it actually is, and how unbalanced the narrative . Still, I like it and what I was trying to say with it, regardless of how poorly I actually said it.)
( I wrote this in 1987. I wanted to see if I could write mood and relatively cinematically in a comic book type of format. I tried submitting it as well, but comic anthologies at the time were a bit on the outs. Just stumbled across it when I was digging through my storage unit for an old manuscript for something else.)
( I wrote this circa 1985. I wanted to write comics, so thought it would be a good idea to try to write something that would fit the format. I submitted it to a couple of anthologies which I liked at the time and received some luke-warm interest, but nothing concrete. Just stumbled across it when I was digging through my storage unit for an old manuscript for something else. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but I am told that it is the thought that counts.)
Have you ever gotten that weird feeling of displacement when you meet a recent immigrant from another country and they are working a service level job and then you find out that they were like a scientist or doctor in their old life, but they came here to have a fresh start for their families and have to start all over again and work their way back up? I get those feelings all of the time and then in I can’t help but imagine what that old life was like.
This is what goes through my mind when I meet recently arrived people from Russia. I blame Hollywood.Embed from Getty Images
(This is a short flash fiction story that is me kinda trying to understand some heavy physics with no math skills.)Embed from Getty Images
“From the viewpoint of the theory (‘Many Worlds Theory’), all elements of a superposition (all ‘branches’) are ‘actual’, none any more ‘real’ than the rest.” – Hugh Everett III Continue reading
I have an uneasy relationship with Twitter. In effect, no one actually pays attention to me there. In response I started posting random bits of dialogue and descriptive text. I am now on my fifth installment of 10 snippets. The previous four can be found here, here, here, and here.