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Jane’s War (part 5)

Jane (23.2.120.3) woke and stretched. She spent some time trying to work a kink out of her arm before remembering that particular arm wasn’t there anymore. She looked about for her arm. It was on the nightstand, and she had … Continue reading

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Long ago

Long ago, in the days when there were still fish in the oceans and cars on the roads, there lived a woman who was not afraid of governments destroying us. It had nearly happened, she knew that, but that was … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Jane’s War (part 1)

Jane (23.2.120.3) flexed her new fingers. It wasn’t her first artificial limb, she already had a replacement leg from the knee down. But she never thought much about the responsiveness or flexibility of her leg. It simply wasn’t something she … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (conclusion)

Alirio hurried down the concrete passage, ostensibly following Koya though there was nowhere to go but straight ahead. Koya had ignored a few dozen identical metal doors that lined the halls down here, below the Taskmaster’s compound. Between them, Jean … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (part 3)

“Nobody escapes,” Alirio said, very sure of it. “Shaysh who?” the soldier smiled. Or tried to. His attempt made his face even more terrifying. “Nobody ever has,” Alirio shook his head as he said it. “Eshcapesh happen all the time,” … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (part 2)

The pain made everything a blur. Alirio could tell he was being dragged somewhere, then hefted onto something, but it was all a vague, broad strokes sort of awareness. All the details eluded him, as even with the implant off, … Continue reading

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