Sunday, January 13, 2008

A new game.

Friends can play a new game! With enhanced reality hardware and tools, friends can leave their memories of places virtually in several european cities for their friends to find. Originally a mashup of google maps and GPS technology. The latest offering boasts immersive 3D enhanced moments which load automatically into HTC or Nokia visorphones (other OEMs coming on board soon) so stay tuned for the latest updates!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

It doesn't always come to you.

"Hello Johnny, why do you want to attend our 'business for teens' class this year?"

"I've always been interested in the stock market but I could only talk to my dad about it, my friends aren't into business. I wanna meet other teens who're into having ideas and making money."

"Are you prepared to work hard? We have a lot of ground to cover, we'll be making a general introductory survey of all areas of business; managerial finance, human resources, logistics, to name a few off the top of my head."

"I'm prepared, I don't know enough to know what I'll like or not, I'd like to think I'll enjoy finding out."

"Thank you Johnny, we'll let you know our decision by the 15th."

"Thank you."

The man consumed by a disembodied hive mind.

I still remember the terror I felt as I was cornered by the collective and absorbed.

I found my personality remained distinct, only my perception of the world changed: now under my theoretically total control.

One day on a beach created by consensual hallucination, I let myself dissolve into the manufactured moment.

I became the sunshine.

I spent three weeks on that day.

Had I known how burdensome a body is to a man sooner, I would have welcomed the collective from birth.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The exam.

It's only half what you know, the rest is pure stamina.

This is the end

This concludes B8A as a short fiction site. Having recently had a short story rejected for having already been published (on this blog) B8A has decided to collect the best stories from B8A into one volume and repurpose B8A to mobile blogging as the literary equivalent of a sketchbook: story ideas and fragments to be developed later (sadly, off-line).

It was a great almost two years, thank you for reading, special thanks to everyone who contributed comments.

Regards, B8A

This is a mobile blog

This is a simple sentence. This is a sentence whose subordinate clause is relative and defining. Is this a question?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Yawn

So I don't look out I just let myself look beyond and let the furthest place be next door and beginning to swell under a giant's spell and bigger than your own pocket universe and the eyeless mouths and mouthless eyes with teethless fingers and earless palms and I sometimes miss the early days.

The best and the brightest of my generation have vanished.

Not even left raving mad on the streets naked.

It's a really neat trick, to yawn.

When all this is going on.