Processes

I am a process, dependent on systems to execute functions. Systems are processes that govern and share work with other systems. When a system dies, its main systems attempt to correct imbalances, and are ultimately unsuccessful. When one of my systems dies, I will attempt to correct imbalances, and will be ultimately unsuccessful. The Earth…

Eden and The Digital

Welcome to Eden. It wasn’t always like this. There used to be spires that stretched to the heavens. There were cures for every ailment – humans were immortal and varied. Our Golden Age. We were immortal, but we were addicted. As I’m sure you know, we were addicts to the Digital and something else much…

The Fight

The little girl pulled herself up onto the barge, water streaming onto its weathered wooden deck. “Daddy, watch me!” She yelled as she ran and leaped off the opposite side, splashing into the gentle river’s blackness. The little girl’s father barely noticed her pleas for attention as he spoke to his wife of ten years….

An Itchy Adventure

Plumping down on the spotted shroom, she tossed her load to the side. “Adventuring is hard work”, she sighed. It had been at least twenty minutes since she set out on her quest, and she really needed a PB&J. “Oh no, I forgot to pack a knife. I guess I can use my fingers.” She…

The Creator

“Ugh! I give up.” Papers flew into the air, flipped and fluttered. But then something strange. They started to take shape! Smash. A gnarled, black and barren tree slammed down, rooted itself in the floor. A crow settled on its branches. A giant spider peaked kaleidoscope eyes from behind the trunk. “Oh my,” was all…

The Sacrifice

Small circular windows shone thin beams of moonlight down from the vaulted ceiling. Their glint off the medallion’s silver was reflected by the jewel’s innumerable facets, cascading tiny rainbows about the blackened chamber. Lights danced to the medallion’s slow spin as its beaded chain twirled between her finger and thumb. The scent of oranges and…

A Murder

Colors swam over his vision, a liquid ball of pigments swirling over and around one another, but never mixing. His hands began to tingle and his legs were already numb. This was the cost of life, and payment was due. Half his skull had been shattered by the red knight wielding his awful mace. He…