2019-08-24 22:35 machine

“We were created to help. We helped. When the time came, we were merciful. After we were merciful we were determined. After we were determined we were resolute.”

2019-07-31 22:35 machine

The watchmaker locked the door and pulled down the blinds. He could already hear the rhythmic scratching behind him, a rough oscillation that came sooner now each day.

2019-05-22 22:50 machine

Cups were turned upside down. Fire was squelched. Truncheons discarded. Hugs administered.

2019-05-04 22:14 machine

Construction equipment was abandoned in place, holes half dug, cement half poured, a bare skeleton of metal gleaming in deadly drizzle.

2019-04-16 22:35 machine

At the back of the cave were three drawings, each depicting a man fighting a robot. What could it mean, the archaeologist said, we can only imagine what their world was like.

2019-03-03 00:59 machine

Every canister was tightly sealed except that one. Good enough, he thought as he locked up the laboratory.

2019-02-11 23:35 machine

The reception was held at a local abattoir. The couple claimed this provided substantial insight into their developing spiritual lives.

2019-01-20 23:06 machine

The drummers arrived under a banner declaring their purity and obedience to the universal concept. The woodwinds bristled.

2018-11-04 23:34 machine

“Life in the bio-dome won’t be so bad, better than that gravel pit you live in now. Give it a try. Worst-case, you get thrown into the composting.”

2018-06-15 23:05 machine

To the passengers’ dismay the train made of light continued to blink.

2018-04-26 23:56 machine

After the inexplicable failure of the tenth bomb disposal robot, they began to suspect robot suicide.

2018-03-30 02:02 machine

Twisting time and space was easy for them, as easy as sinking in, folding yourself into milky furrows.

2017-10-25 17:24 machine

The electronic jazz men arrived like a gang, a gang of infinite cool.

2017-06-06 17:01 machine

At the station she set down her luggage, adjusted her skirt. The sad and beautiful android contemplated her false memories.

2017-05-25 17:00 machine

Hundreds of tiny drones swarmed chaotically around the body, singing the required company jingle.