[Fiction Practice] Not Gonna Play? [Maturity: +18]

“Your choices are going to affect how this game progresses.” Zombies clamored at the open gate, innocence splattered the white picket fence, and the almost-digital narrator impatiently continued. “This is the tutorial level so you have room to practice.” The angry farmer threw down the odd weapon. “This isn’t a game! This is real life! I’m going to bed.” Zombies charged mercilessly. They were overtaken. “That’s fine. You won’t make it for long. I’ll help.”

Maturity Warning: Read With Caution
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[Fiction Practice] Make Your Choice [Maturity: +18]

The home guarded by white picket fence would never be the same after that evening. They were just settling down for the evening. The daughter was sound asleep and the wife was reading in bed. The husband walked the torn, fleshy remains of that evening’s chicken dinner to the compost. As he turned to lock up the front gate and put the dogs to bed, he heard fierce barks, followed by whimpers, then unworldly moans.

Maturity Warning: Read With Caution
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[Fiction Practice] I Must Type…

When the blindfolds were removed, the first things we saw were: “I must type for my life.” We were shackled and wore oppressive green collars. An imposing figure dominated a large screen, with matching red-suited guards holding odd guns on either side, and an equally large keyboard table in front of us. Kiki was scared, but held her composure. The looming figure’s voice boomed out: “Welcome! Step forward. You must type these words to survive!”

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[Fiction Practice] Returning Lost Wallet

“What’s that, Float?”
“Let’s go see.”
The two friends skated through the college parking lot to a small rectangular object they saw while lounging around between classes. The obscured teacher’s parking area was empty except for trees, the two part-time students, and the worn leather object. The fitter of the two arrived first, grabbed the object, and started investigation before the lankier one arrived.
“That’s someone’s wallet, Quest.”
“Yeah, I’m just lookin’ inside for… ID.”

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[Fiction Practice] The Space Gym

Attention citizens of Space Colony 174-9-Ughbug! Introducing our latest zero gravity gym attempt! Visualize how life was like 10,000 years ago on Earth before we eradicated sickness and death! In that era, you had to exercise to achieve fitness! Visualizing your success took hard work and dedication! Recreate that feeling, after taking your Simmons® Panacea, and join your fitness instructor Marcel Jean-Luc Pierre Anri on the 12th of Digi-Tech Month at 00700 hours for a sneak peek!

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[Fiction Practice] An Insurmountable Odd

The sun was settling in for the evening on unpolluted land as the three men continued their trek through the formerly forbidden lands. They, a seasoned soldier, a training tactician, and practitioning prowler, were the newest advancing guard for a scouting team poised to dutifully document this newly annexed ground. They arrived at a clearing overlooking a majestic vista, after hours silently walking through dense forest, to a roar that shook their pristine planet’s foundation.

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[Fiction Practice] Ugh and Bug

“Hey, Bug?” “Yes, Ugh?”
“Heard Gorthak new?” “Tigers eaten. Bad.”
“Heard Zuknob new?” “Tigers eaten. Ness”
“Is conspiracy?” “Way no, Ugh!”
“Not sure. Heard Roktug new?” “Tigers eaten. Fight. Save no.”
“Tigers eaten people?” “Yes, time all. Why?”
“No in old Rugnar days!” “…Ugh right. What do?”

The two scruffy men looked around the rocky cave. They thought they’d heard a rustling. Maybe it was their imagination? Then they saw eyes. Was it their time?

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[Fiction Practice] Comprehensive Employee Plan

Dear Employees,
As part of continued progression for our loyal employees here at Digi-Tech, we’re introducing the Comprehensive Employee Plan or “CEP” in collaboration with PsycHealing. The plan is simple! CEP will monitor every task you do throughout your day, both at work and at home, to predictively analyze anything we can do to help you work at peak performance! Let’s follow Sandeep in Accounting as we helped him become our employee of the month!

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[Fiction Practice] Thirty Minutes Left

“Thirty minutes left…”
“What? Oh, that’s bad!”
The timer ticked down mercilessly. The temperature rose steadily as the two engineers assessed the situation. They were trying to figure out how to dismantle a device that in now twenty-two minutes was scheduled to complete. It wasn’t ready. The device couldn’t launch in that condition. Panic started to set in. They were trained expertly in building and fixing devices, yet here they were, with twenty minutes left.

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[Fiction Practice] Deserted Desert Resort

Day 142
We found the remains of another one this morning. It was bad. We were gathering supplies in the warehouse district. Scouter Heather found the bones. Picked right clean except the feet. Thinks the cannibals found him hiding up on the roof because the ladder wasn’t destroyed like the others. The hut was destroyed. Getting worse. Fresh fruit’s rotten. Radio reports of burning cities. The remaining vehicles are destroyed.
We’re stuck in this old paradise.

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