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Time Zone

By: Tom Lichtenberg

...This is not your father’s time travel. There’s no machine, no dial. There’s no telling where or when you’ll go. The only thing that can change is you. It will make you what it needs to make you. And if you come back, it won’t be the same you. You’re messing with the nature o...

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The Compound Ghost

By: Tony Kline

...1. A New and Present Life 2. The Sacred Marriage 3. The Retrieval of Meaning 4. The Ghost in the Machine 5. The Disease of Translation 6. Another Voice...

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Sookshichuvacha Mayilpeeli : Collection of Short Stories

By: Harikumar Edasseri

...inny children with small chests and big unhealthy belly. In front of them poverty was strewn around like dirt in carpet of affluence, and he with his machine with unlimited capabilities sweeps the poverty and the children become handsome and pretty. Watching the smile on his sleeping friend, John Mathew became thoughtful. (Aparasadhyathakalulla Oru Yanthram)...

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Fidel

By: Rigby Taylor

...se. ‘I can’t believe how stupid I am…I've come out without any cash.’ She pulled out a credit card and pointed down the road. ‘Look, there’s a cash machine along there in front of that bank. You go and pay for me, then we’ll drive down and I’ll take out the money and repay you.’ Her smile was so disarming, so honest, that without the slightest twinge of doubt Fidel ran...

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Roopam Nashtappetta Mrigangal : Collection of Stories Portraying Children as Characters

By: Harikumar Edasseri

...ss from Canada) Doctor Gouramiyude Asupathri (Dr. Gourami’s Hospital) Pazhayoru Bheeshanikkari (An Old Female Blackmailer) Alakkuyanthram (Washing Machine) Ammu Paranja Katha (The Story Told by Ammu) Puzhakkakkare Kochuswapnangal (Teeny Weeny Dreams Across The River) Dushtakathapathrangalulla Kathakal (Stories with Evil Characters) Kalikkalam (The Play Season) Oru ...

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7 Scorpions : Rebellion

By: Mike Saxton

...el less safe than something with two wheels and no walls. The truck had a machinegun mounted in the back with a belt feed of 5.65 mm rounds. She was... ...the driver’s seat and Ron jumped into the back of the truck and armed the machinegun. Lexi started up the bike at the same time that Derek started t... ...d Ron panicking. “Shoot at them moron!” Derek yelled at him. Ron moved the machinegun and opened fre on the bladeless helicopter. He had never fred a... ...gun and opened fre on the bladeless helicopter. He had never fred a heavy machinegun before. Actu- ally, prior to the Flash Storm, he had never even ... ... “Vincent, you come storming in here with outrageous claims of some giant machine that’s going to wipe us all out and you have a Seeker over your sh... ...about New Haven were be- ing gunned down. Those in the path of the massive machine of death and destruction were shredded to tiny pieces. The panic ... ...t fve feet away. He had not drawn his gun, but the others had various sub-machineguns and shotguns. “That’s a nice set of wheels you’ve got. I don’t ... ...pe of helmet with several probes and sensors that connected it to a large machine. The machine had a large crystal, surrounded by glass in the middl... ... gone by? Something ex- ploded. There was fre. People were screaming. That machine, it was in fames. The crystal had burst into shards. Vincent looke...

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The Suffering of Being Kafka

By: Sam Vaknin

...does he want to go, I wander? My brain is working overtime. My skull-domiciled well-oiled machine, whose parts are in metallic shine, impeccable, u... ...iled machine, whose parts are in metallic shine, impeccable, unerring, impervious to pain. Machines don't ache this brother, sprawled on the couch,... ...ght but way obese. His wild stubble and wire glasses accentuate his burliness, the towering machinery, the vaulted chamber. "The Cyclops's Cave", I ... ... what could go wrong with such a name? Partly to find out, I left my voice in her answering machine. Her message served only to enhance my interest....

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Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...ur apartment: for the tape recorder?" he asked. She turned off the machine without the least concern about a distraction deferring her scholar... ...ables and chairs in the center and woks, burners, a refrigerator, and Coke machine in the front. It had taken the family so many years of working on t... ...penthouse but was a sidewalk-based seamster with his little antique sewing machine, a pedal, and a hill of torn clothes he was supposed to sew. He wa... ...e sustenance), sidewalk seamstresses with their antique foot pumped sewing machines, and a man with a bicycle-pulled ice-cream cart who stood there sc...

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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

... Jasmin smiled at the young porter who was getting a cup of tea from the vending machine near the shop. His name was 32 Tommy and he was in his... ...to the hospital. Tommy, who’d deliberately timed his appearance at the vending machine to coincide with the end of Jasmin’s broadcast, pretended t... ...ery bad way because his head was bandaged and he seemed to be on a life-support machine. Standing next to the bed – handcuffed to it, noted Sam – w... ...is deteriorating. He should never have been moved. Both he and the life-support machine need constant attention. He needs more fluids and nutrition... ...him, but I can’t take all the equipment.” “How long will he last outside of that machine?” asked Harden. Dr Soames just shook his head. Yet anothe... ...e that had fallen on him. Swiftly, she disconnected Philip from the life-support machine, lifted his body off the bed and left the ward. Time to ask...

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In the Outback with Jasmine Banks

By: Ronit Baras

...ith other buildings spread out around it. A fleet of four cars and heavy machinery was parked under a huge covered area. “We live in this good-loo... ...ream of incoming phone calls. She cleaned her desk, pressed the answering machine button and went home. In the Banks house, it was 2pm before Jay...

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The Natural State, In the Words of U.G. Krishnamurti

By: U.G. Krishnamurti, Edited by Peter Maverick

...d for experiencing things comes to an end. This is purely and simply a machine functioning automatically. The mechanism is functioning in an auto... ...te in pure and simple physical and physiological terms. This is just a machine responding to the stimuli of your questions. You have created the p... ... The movement there and the movement here are one and the same. The human machine is no different from the machine out there. Both of them are in un...

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I'Ll Do Anything

By: Chrystal Kincaid

...ent, really. Cade had seen her in the small copy room cursing over the fax machine. Before he could offer to help, Julia leaned over the machine an... ...n done. The harder he tried, the more he closed himself off. Cade was a machine. Work, sleep, eat, and occasionally, fuck. He wouldn’t pretty u... ...d her. Another woman. Automatically, Julia smiled and nodded. A media machine, she avoided direct gazes and refused to comment with the subtle...

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Report on Orphaned Works

By: Marybeth Peters

...rinciple. One exception is the issue of whether the registries should be machine-queryable, because this issue intersects with the issue of the cri... ...ble-efforts search were definite enough that they could be satisfied by a machine. 253 ii. The Standard of Reasonable Search There was significant...

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Report on Orphaned Works

By: Marybeth Peters

...rinciple. One exception is the issue of whether the registries should be machine-queryable, because this issue intersects with the issue of the cri... ...ble-efforts search were definite enough that they could be satisfied by a machine. 253 ii. The Standard of Reasonable Search There was significant...

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The Curse of Kali

By: Audrey Blankenhagen

...s were testing their musketry and sharpening their bayonets and knives. Home-made bombs, infernal machines, huge stones and blocks of wood to impel ...

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Desert Dreams

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...on mawla's 27"-screen with Dolby stereo sound; and the deadly cold killing machines of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. One minute he could see wh... ...an his "artisan" skills to make a useful weapon. But having mawla's mate's machinery available to him encouraged him about his prospects. He had at le...

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Frate Cu Meridianele Si Paralelele, Vol. 2

By: Florentin Smarandache

...ina merge repede” se zice literar “La voiture va vite”, dar în creol ă – “Machine na couwioe vite”! Iar “Te iubesc” se zice literar “Je t’aime”, dar...

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Paradoxist Distiches

By: Florentin Smarandache

...ing to essence. For this kind of procedural poems one can elaborate mathematical algorithms and implement them in a computer: but, it is preferable a machine with … soul!...

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Sebastian

By: Rigby Taylor

...ink about things before answering and reckons on the phone people demand instant decisions and responses. We’ve a landline that goes to the answering machine so she can listen to callers and decide whether to respond.’ ‘Must be hard for her boss and staff.’ ‘Everyone emails her. When she’s home the internet’s always on and when an email arrives a little alarm sounds. It’...

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Space Force Grunts : A Science Fiction Novel

By: Ingo Potsch

...r robots of the 5th company had taken up position and the war drones moved to their positions. Most, actually almost all, of the fighting was done by machines. Humans were too frail and too slow to be effective in most situations. Humans came into action when the machines had to be maintained and repaired. There were robots for those purposes, too, but often they turned ou...

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My Dear Sister-in-law

By: Manohar Asija

...duces a grunt before commencing his brief for the benefit of all of them. He says, “Please note that all that we speak or do is being recorded on the machine, kept on the small table placed in that corner, simultaneously, a copy of the recording here is being transmitted to our headquarters. You are nice and educated people. Having elicited the desired answers, he speaks,...

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My Dear Sister-in-Law

By: Manohar Asija

...duces a grunt before commencing his brief for the benefit of all of them. He says, “Please note that all that we speak or do is being recorded on the machine, kept on the small table placed in that corner, Simultaneously, a copy of the recording here is being transmitted to our headquarters. You are nice and educated people. Having elicited the desired answers, he speaks,...

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Dome of Death

By: Rigby Taylor

...the flat, feeling cold and used. Exactly four minutes later a motorbike roared up bearing a leather-clad, helmeted Martian who jumped off, locked his machine and panted over. ‘I’m not too late am I? She sounded pretty awesome.’ ‘No, you’re fine. Rather you than me, though.’ Upstairs, water was still splashing around in the bathroom. ‘Is that him?’ Frances yelled. ‘Yes...

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Aus Com

By: Christine Jones

...was thought, fact. Fabricated stories of escape, death and injury fed the machine of terror. Clansmen regularly gathered at night on common ground, c... ...ectedly, Alex stepped away from the wall and opened fire on the disorderly machines, coming towards them. Her team followed suit. Their pellets rippe... ...ange modes. This enabled her to confront the situation as a Techtronic, a machine void of emotion and stimulation. Having saved his life, she had tak... ...d been hopeful of making Alex his partner. Having expressed his love to a machine, he now felt sick to the stomach, especially as he'd so badly wante... ...d's eyes, suspecting he was not the first to have fallen in love with the machine. Her creators had to have known that her looks 81 and personality ... ...g this, David thought them pathetic in their attitudes towards a lifeless machine. It ground on his nerves that they hadn't just picked the thing up... ...ht amusing and ducked down to hook up all the clear plastic tubes to the machines. Leaning forward, Gabriel watched the doctor work for a moment. S... ...t go away, a reminder of what he loved and lost. They could refer to this machine as Alex all they liked, but he couldn't bring himself to associate... ...e boy's hurting aye. He said he wanted you to see 91 what he did, a cold machine. Honest Alex, he's no pervert or rapist." Brendan shifted his sigh...

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Died and Moved In

By: Christine Jones

...urself the price of an STD call.” I just love making out I’m an answering machine; some of my friends can’t tell the difference. I suddenly hear a f... ...eted within by a mixture of laughter and hysteria. Oh my god! The condom machine is having convulsions, whilst several women have lined the walls o... ...on Spike.” Steven is again looking sheepish. “He’s a cat, in your washing machine. Spike’s, well, not exactly house trained.” 79 “Of the feral vari... ...oo and it’s gawking at me in the form of a mangy, ginger cat. The washing machine lid is open, the upper part of his body is protruding from the bow... ...ce and I’m not moving. His front leg is resting on the rim of the washing machine and the other on his hip. Funny, I use to put a doll in that posit... ... myself moving with him, as we look at the floor between the bath and the machine. “Well let me tell you; they make fun of me and it’s not nice. It’... ...ll do; he let me go. With freedom, I instantly slam the lid of the washing machine shut. The clothesbasket is plonked on top with all the surrounding... ...ng. Ali slammed the lid down and I place the washing basket on top of the machine, which contains my smelly overalls and socks. “Not a word Steven,”... ...for all I care. My man is sitting on the couch; I place the video into the machine and press rewind, as some slack bastard didn’t do the job. Switchi...

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... thunder of armies. She listened more intensely to the hail that was like a machine gun with rubber coated pellets. She imagined herself riding on a... ... for her tit repulsed and stiffened her posture at times like a soldier at a machine gun in a trench and at other times like a soldier in a queue wait... ...ith the exception of creative goddesses like herself, a mind was a photocopy machine and a file cabinet. Her son needed to go to school and copy exte... ...as ringing but she wasn't aware of it either; a message on her old answering machine informing her about Nathaniel's truancy; the imbroglio discussed... ...drink and she drank it as one tends to do with drinks. "Master Card and Visa machines ainチOt workinチO today so IチOll assume you to have cash and you a... ...tically watched her towels and clothes through the window of the double-load machine. Washing clothes was a dollar and sixty-five cents per load. Most... ...per load. Most of the customers paid in dollars, but not all of them; so the machines needed special tokens to fall into the slots. To her knowledge d... ...e had all the reason in the world to hate her. She looked out to the distant machines--the medley of Mexican people folding dry clothes; putting wet o... ...opeful. Early into the job he knew that he was just one more cog in one more machine. Early into the job he knew that it would not make him into this ...

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The Soul Bearer

By: Jonathan Cross

... "Where the hell is she?" he asked out loud, feeling lost. Finally, the message machine answered, "Sorry I missed your .so Johnathan Cross call. L... ...Hawk could speak Brent asked him, as he looked around at a host guards carrying machine guns, "You expecting World War III?" "Just precautionary. C... ...s from Virginia. He was bought and paid for by the local district's polit­ ical machine. He wanted power, and they wanted influence. Be­ tween them, ... .... Hawk pushed the door open. He and Brent squeezed in. The sound of the washing machines hummed at the level of a moderate roar. "This way." Hawk wh... ...cleaning opera­ tion. At the far end of the room he saw a figure hunched over a machine that looked like a generator. As they approached, the man sp... ...s tied up at the moment. I'm Commander Johnson," he said as he whipped around a machine gun and pointed it at Kil­ lion. "Major, you and your men are... ...esident of the United States." A Navy Seal standing next to Johnson trained his machine gun on several soldiers approaching the helicopter. "Men, t... ...," Ryan yelled at the top of his voice, but was drowned out by the fusillade of machine gun fire that lit the for­ est a crimson red. Ryan kept shout...

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Bozo and the Storyteller

By: Matt Jones

... was no one there.’ ‘Oh.’ Theo’s spirits drooped. ‘But I got through to a machine that said, “Welcome to the Sto- ryteller’s emergency answering serv... ...air seemed static with fear and, for a long, awful moment, he thought the machine was about to land on the roof of the house. He felt like he was go... .... ‘What is plastic? It is oil, the blood of the desert sucked up by giant machines. Then it is burnt and the fumes poison the sky and turn our lungs... ...buys fresh ones each day. They’re a natural barrier between a man and his machine, a reminder to remain independent of technology.’ ‘Let the poor da...

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When Serpents Die

By: Gerrie Ferris

... under the Speedy Trial Statute.” The middle-aged woman’s fingers clicked over her machine. “Now some time yesterday, an esteemed colleague and of... ...ved every minute of it, too. Some eccentrics developed hobbies like tinkering with machines or keeping endless diaries. Her mama talked to inanimat... ...le to settle in for brandy and cigars, I’ve got to come back here and talk into that machine the secretaries’ use. My girl won’t come here until the... ...approved, or was just amazed, at what they’d done. The image of Olin at the copying machine madly flinging original documents on the glass and cover...

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The Unfettered Life of Kenyon of New Orleans

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...blew askance from the automated brushes of industrialized street cleaning machines. Such filth needed to be buffeted aside to make the city clean. Tr... ...dry day and staff members would soon be giving them tokens for the washing machines which, based on rules predicated on what was convenient to the or...

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Report on Orphan Works

By: Library of Congress

...rinciple. One exception is the issue of whether the registries should be machine-queryable, because this issue intersects with the issue of the cri... ...ble-efforts search were definite enough that they could be satisfied by a machine. 253 ii. The Standard of Reasonable Search There was significant...

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New Life Incognita

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...y dashed back out to the living room, saw Jordan pointing to the answering machine's flashing red light. "He probably left you a message ... Tyler, I ... ...r times before someone picked up. Tyler had almost hung up, anticipating a machine and unwilling to talk to something that wasn't a living, breathing ...

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The Snakelex Report

By: Christine Jones

...e has been exchanged during the service, not to mention, sale of stock or machinery. The congregation has grown quite accustomed to seeing their pas... ... all his money at cards, now took out his frustration on the old pinball machine. Eventually, Morris had no choice than to throw the young man out ...

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Suzy

By: Gary L Beer

...ld newspapers. Going into the bathroom she runs the water for a bath. Stripping off her clothes she walks to the kitchen and puts them in the washing machine. Putting it on a very hot wash she turns it on and goes back into the bathroom for her bath. The morning light wakes her, as does the noisy dog three doors away. Frowning in annoyance Suzy buries herself in the bed...

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My Dear Sister-in-law

By: Manohar Asija

...duces a grunt before commencing his brief for the benefit of all of them. He says, “Please note that all that we speak or do is being recorded on the machine, kept on the small table placed in that corner. Simultaneously, a copy of the recording here is being transmitted to our headquarters. You are nice and educated people. Having elicited the desired answers, he speaks, ...

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