Case filters Abrahamic dualism through the lens of post-modern subjectivity to create a religious thriller that both relies on artists rather than academics and treats the mystery at the heart of things as genuinely magical rather than merely political. Elizabeth Megalos works as a bank teller in St. Louis, another art-school graduate who gave in, … Continue reading Wild, Dark Times by Austin Case
Certain governments have recently taken stances on the trustworthiness of Chinese telecommunications businesses: the US a hard line; the UK a partnership. However, perhaps both this pessimism and this optimism are directed toward the wrong target. Perhaps the spying is more subtle and against a different target. Each of the cat litter trays we've bought … Continue reading One Scoop or Two?
Jace picked the office door lock. It’d seemed a simple idea: identify everyone attending meetings, then run stats to prove Masonry wasn’t the path to power. He’d felt vindicated when the numbers showed on average Masons were slightly more successful. Until he noticed the distribution was off. Which was the start of the rabbit hole. … Continue reading Circling the Square
“Four animatronic lion heads?” Jason squinted at the accounts. “Why did you need them?” Lights flashed across the Human Verity and Harmony Interpreter. “I needed them to create a more efficient mobile unit.” “You’re connected to the net. You don’t need to go anywhere. And how do cat heads help?” “My purpose is to find … Continue reading Wheels Within Wheels
“Surely war’s worse than a few compromises?” Louie sighed. “If Kennedy keeps appeasing them, they’ll just push for more.” “He’s going to listen to you over advisers he sees daily? Doubt your letter will make it out of the mail room.” He frowned. “I could stand on the route of the motorcade and wave the … Continue reading A Sunny Day in Dallas
Science claims it’s more likely we’re a simulation than that this is reality. You can look the details up online. Or you can join me in proving it’s wrong. One suicide, hundreds even, won’t achieve anything. But if enough of us do, that makes the simulation worthless; and the “scientists” running it will react. Whoever’s … Continue reading Test of Science
James wound the recording back a few seconds. “—llo, I’m calling fro—” This time the ‘c’ felt slightly lighter. Was she emphasising ‘call’ or ‘all’? Mustn’t judge. Let the message create itself. Unless... what if cabal agents somehow heard both words at the same time. He typed both into the database. Work out a proper … Continue reading Getting Warmer
In 1997 unidentified sounds were detected in the Pacific; sounds that matched the patterns of life but were many times stronger than the largest known marine life form. These sounds were later tracked to a deep sea mountain range in the Pacific but nothing large enough to make the sounds was discovered. When these findings … Continue reading Dreams of Flying