Acts of Violence

Short stories, done quick.
Created 18 Jul 2021
  • January 7 - Four
    08 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    There are many ways to measure the development of a civilization. The Kardashev scale, for instance, measures what portion of its home system a civilization is capable of exploiting. This is definitel...
  • January 6 - Revolution
    07 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    So, from all the above, it is clear that revolutions are messy things. Complicated, intricate, messy things. I’ve clearly done my research, and plenty of it, and revolutions are always messy. And yet,...
  • January 5 - Thoughts And Prayers
    06 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    There’s a tension in the air, for a moment: the tension of a life, hung in the balance. I take a deep breath. I pull the trigger. My target (his name is Paul Rickor, though that doesn’t matter) collap...
  • January 3 - The Road Less Travelled By
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    In the woods, there is a gravel path. Nobody remembers laying it, if a human mind was even responsible. Deeper into the forest, when the gravel is half-overgrown, the path splits. To the left, the pat...
  • January 2 - Adhocracy
    03 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    When you study the many cultures crossing the slipways of our galaxy, there’s a lot to take in. An infinite variety of species, their many body types in no way resembling our own. Cultural traditions ...
  • December 29 - Among The Crowd
    30 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    “Look around you. Tell me what you see.” “Well, uh, there’s a crowd of people. All sorts of people.” “Of course there’s a crowd, you’re in the middle of a city. Tell me who you see.” “There’s an older...
  • December 27 - Security
    28 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    Frederic, if that was really his name, sits in his office chair. In front of him are an array of monitors and keyboards. He wears the bland bluish uniform of a security guard and the face of someone p...
  • December 24 - Werewolves On The Moon
    25 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    “Well, that’s just the crux of the problem, isn’t it?” Professor Gerald Everpelt says, sighing as he considers his next words carefully. “The moon is obviously a thriving territory, as of late. Lots o...
  • December 22 - Introduction To Significance
    23 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    The Earth spins around her axis, entangled in her heavenly dance with the sun at the center of our solar system. Our sun, of course, plows its way through the empty space scattered throughout our gala...
  • December 18 - Assault
    19 Dec 2021 • 1 min read
    The dragon, that most ancient of beasts, soars high above. Its wings spread, their tips tearing their way through the air around it; its muscles coil and throb with its every microadjustment. It is a ...
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