Author Archives: fredhesser

Jane’s War (part 4)

Connecting to the soldier’s implants digitally was almost trivial. The hard part was the actual manipulation of data. For obvious reasons, the implants were designed to resist this exact sort of tampering. Covering her tracks was time consuming as well. … Continue reading

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Terrorism

I nearly lost my mother to terrorism. I didn’t, but it was close. I was 7 at the time, and didn’t understand it. It took me years before I really thought about it in terms of “Terrorism.” For a long … Continue reading

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The Fleet [Up the Spine]

Getting from Hab to the Spine is easy in theory. Just keep going up until you get to the doors labeled “Warning: Low Gravity Zone.” Theories are treacherous things. The gravity starts getting weaker pretty much immediately once you’re out … Continue reading

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Optimal Book Placement

I was reading a book my partner gave me. It was late in the evening, they were already in bed. We had been fighting a bit, nothing huge, but a bit. Still, I had promised the other day that I … Continue reading

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Lonely Books

I took a train this holiday season. I know nobody really takes the train anymore unless you live in a major city East of the Mississippi (in America at least). I quite like trains though, and so when the option … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 3)

The extraction took seven hours. Much quicker than Jane had expected. Accessing military implants was no easy task. Any wrong move could set off the sensors meant to detect tampering and slag the implant, which usually made the extraction a … Continue reading

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Living Outside the Kingdom

Imagine, if you will, that you could build a human from scratch. Molecule by molecule, assembling each cell individually. Imagine if you could do this, and when the process was done, you had a viable human. A living breathing human … Continue reading

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One Star Soup Kitchen

I saw a one star review of a soup kitchen. The existence of such a review says so much before I even read the content. I didn’t question why the review existed, because of course it did. It is everything … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 2)

Jane examined her tools. They were hers, not just whatever was in surplus. Somebody had gone up to the dormitories and taken her tools from her belongings. Jane had to remind herself that it was a breach of her privacy. … Continue reading

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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXV)

Beth let the air flow out of her chest as she brought her elbows up to her knees. She lowered her shoulders to the floor, then brought them back up, touching her elbows  to her knees again. She had so … Continue reading

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