Month: April 2019

They are Smol: The Invasion of Earth – Chapter 14

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

When the history books were written – or tablets transcribed, given how technology advanced so quickly – everyone universally agreed on a single point: It sucked to be a government leader during The Great Clusterfuck.If you accepted the necessary invader-aid to rebuild your society, your society didn’t trust you. If you didn’t accept the aid,…
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“Technically” Sentient: Chapter 19

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series "Technically" Sentient

Amonna was still alone, standing in the cavernous VR chamber. She scanned the walls, examining each of the hundreds, maybe thousands of tiny hard light emitters. It was certainly more complex than anything she’d ever seen on the Waystation. As fascinating as it was, she only had a few minutes to get to the bridge,…
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They are Smol: The Invasion of Earth – Chapter 13

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

Springdale, Arkansas, USA. +5 DAYS AFTER CONTACT. -+-+- The sound of boots on broken glass broke the silence, and Carl gripped his shotgun a little tighter as he swept the Target for looters. He wasn’t expecting any, but he heard through the radio that if your area was still without power, you should “shelter in…
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“Technically” Sentient: Chapter 18

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series "Technically" Sentient

Ceuzmec. Verdock looked at the slowly spinning, holographic representation of the Core World. His nictitating membranes flickered over his eyes, and he felt a slight sense of amusement. He was fairly certain he didn’t need them, but it was almost . . . fun, in a way, to stare at something and be able to…
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They are Smol: The Invasion of Earth – Chapter 12

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

– – – Kursk, Russia. +2 Hours. -+- The Brutalist architecture stood tall – monolithic – and for a city of almost 600,000, totally and completely silent. Cars were abandoned on the highway, trains stopped running, and if it wasn’t for the electrical hum of wiring and the flickering of lights, the errant open door…
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“Technically” Sentient: Chapter 17

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series "Technically" Sentient

The family meeting had gone well in much the same way as a Thanksgiving dinner involving hard liquor, in-laws, and political discourse can go well. Which is to say, no one was dead yet, but the night wasn’t over. Darren was, quite understandably, rather miffed about the whole translator business, and promptly set about giving…
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They are Smol: The Invasion of Earth – Chapter 11

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

Wherein /k/ finds it’s spirit animal, and the world keeps on turning.

“Technically” Sentient: Chapter 16

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series "Technically" Sentient

A distinction had always existed in the mind of Machinator, from the day he was initialized and began his very first boot-up process to this very processor cycle. There were organic intelligences, and there were synthetic intelligences. He’d found the distinction to be a little demeaning at first, all things considered. Synthetic carried a cultural…
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