Most recently published stories in Futurism.
Cherish and the black book
Once there was an intelligent beautiful orphan named Cherish. She knew not where she came from the only piece of identity that she had from her past was a medallion tied around her neck with her name on it. She was an orphan found at the steps of an orphanage abandoned. One day she was on her way on a remarkable journey to figure out where she had come from for the orphanage had kicked her out at the prime age of 17. She was walking along the path through the screeching woods behind a clearing near the orphanage when she decided to take a shortcut. It was not long before Cherish felt lost and confused.
Review of 'Lapsis'
In our COVID-ridden real world, a near-future science fiction movie in which codes and AI are villains is something of relief, in addition to being unsettling, especially if it's well done, which Lapsis very much is.
The Beginning of Something Epic
Heavy rain poured down as Sophia slunk behind the wall of the darkened physics building. Peering around the corner she spied two men arguing over something she couldn’t make out. The parking lot was empty except for two sleek luxury cars, one red and the other black. Their headlights cast the men’s shadows against the building, as she crouched down low. As she strained to hear what they were saying, her mind drifted back to earlier that morning.
An Aquarius, she is.
She doesn’t follow the crowd. She goes left if everyone is going right. She is an unsolved mystery. She wears her scars as her best attire.
Flicker World by Brian Cramer is a lovely romance novel. It is about a newlywed couple who are just starting out in life with a new house. The husband gets a new job with an old friend which pays very well. However, his new job has a secret which turns his whole world upside down and messes with the timeline of the story. It is a Sci-Fi romance novel with time travel involved.
Author’s note: “This story was inspired by the collapse of the Roman Empire. Historians claimed that its reliance on slave labor was conducive to its economic plummeting”
I never really cared what my zodiac sign was before today. I didn’t think they had much use apart from looking up your daily horoscope or as a response to a pickup line from the 70’s. And I’m still not convinced that my birth date has that much to do with my personality or who I should date. But the journey was more interesting than I imagined.
Moon Maiden Mystique
I think it’s best to start with the most obvious trait that Cancerians are universally known for, which is moodiness. Because we feel everything so intensely we can quickly jump from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other. Due to Cancer’s connection with the moon many of us tend to wax and wane with the phases of the moon.
The Recluse The time is unknown, as I have been writing through the days without keeping track. My little black notebooks stacked n full of scribble, pile up in one corner of the room. I have been alone in this room for a very long time. Festering, marinading. Unfit for human consumption most would label it. I’m post sadness, post loneliness.
Down to Denver
Thursday, November 23rd, 2523 Oh my god, I can't believe you're finally in my hands! The ink just...flows so smoothly on the thick, yellowish paper. The black, suede binding is so nice against my fingers. I finally own you, little black notebook.
The Count's Little Black Ledger
“Ah, Miss Rumi, I trust your hunt for my ruby pendant has been going well,” the carefully handsome count of Lascaudi opened his arms as his new maid ushered in his guests, the charming young Rumiera and her intimidating companion Theos.
God Bless You, Bottoms Up
“Why are you here?” *BLEEEEP* hears this question often. In hell, “residents” have a “sigil” - a personalized mark indicating the offense that got them there. Such as the drunkard with his head painfully crammed into a whiskey bottle.