“3×3 Genius” – TSpE 8

Those marble ball fingers lifted Erno Rubik’s genius puzzle cube off the floor. Stood with a Pixar Studios Wall-E imprint on the front and the once cold and hostile, EVE on the back.

Curiosity filled eyes. Popped a bubble, “…?”

The colours had been shuffled randomly. The first time it had seen it in physical form. The Entity had watched a few out of the 180,000 cube-solving, speed-cubing videos on YouTube. There it was held in its palms, simple as it seemed yet complex to solve. It’s ball head moulded into a larger, identical Rubik cube.

At a shuffle of a single cube face, eyes widened with intrigue. It’s head began to shuffle, rotate rapidly with great vertigo velocity. Shuffling constantly as it cycled through the many combinations, with after image flicker. Each move at a time.

The common person dancing on a trance-state ecstasy would have collapsed with dehydration. No cheating. The 74′ invented puzzle that become an instant, all-time selling cult toy held its attention. The 3×3 that could be solved in 20 moves, with 43 quintillion possible combinations.

YouTube… Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.
Pinhead declares, “give me the box…”

“I’m no pinhead. “

“Odd Entity” – TSpE 7

Where was it? There was a security dome-camera like floating in the air. A giant sphere projecting several small window screens that posed as soundless monitors, playing out a collection of YouTube clips & Hollywood movie footages and stills. All sources collected from the internet on an iPad which was pretty much swallowed up, resting in the central core of this sphere. Still accessible. Within this black sphere there was a lime glowing eye, constricting and dilating. The PS Vita lay on the ground.

But the real question was, where was our Entity? It couldn’t have been replaced by this mysterious looking creature? An appearance that seemed quite like Ed, wise-ass Jolie Ann Harmony’s beautiful but creepy, scummy AI friend, Mr. Mystery a.k.a Ed. Gently circling around. It was soothing to watch.

Having read Dean Knootz’s Odd Interlude series, parts 1 & 2 on iBooks, our entity was actually still here. Mimicking Mr. Mystery or Ed. Why?

It was genuinely impressed by Ed’s positive portrayal in the novella series. An AI that provided valuable information and guidance to 12 year-old Jolie.

PS Vita… MGS Peace Walker
Pop bubbles followed, “What! Singing AI pods!… Dude, where’s my chips?”

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Best Guest, Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Hi all! I have been nominated for a Blog Award by a dear friend and is also an amazing author, Karina Gioertz @http://friedgatortail.wordpress.com/. She has published 4 books, you can learn more about her on her wonderful site. Thank you so much Karina. : )))

Of course, there are RULES for accepting the nomination:

1. Display the award on my Blog. 2. Link back to the person who nominated me. 3. State seven things about myself. 4. Nominate other bloggers for this award and link to them. 5. Notify these bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Here are seven questions that will help define who I am.

1. All my recent micro-flash fictions are ideas that I developed many years back. Probably since the age of 18.

2. I was diagnosed dyslexia in the final year of college. 2004-05.

3. I paint digitally on my iPad, began late 2011-mid 2012. Have not painted since working on my writing.

4. I’m a minority kind of guy. Stand out of the crowd kind.

5. Since writing from oct 2012 I have never brainstorm any ideas. Create from mental images.

6. Have never owned an animal.

7. Have suffered from agoraphobia and insomnia.

I would like to take this opportunity to nominate a group of bloggers that I feel have had a wonderful and positive impact on my life. I hope that you will go visit their blogs and leave a comment.

1. Prudence Hayes @http://peaceloveandwriting9.wordpress.com/

2. Sarah Monagle @http://sarahmonagle.wordpress.com/

3. Caroline Skanne @http://carolineskanne.wordpress.com/

4. Vesper Tines @https://vespertinesymphony.wordpress.com/

5. Lila @http://litwist.wordpress.com/

“I, Infected” Part 2 – TSpE 6

It edged out from the top of its head, right side, followed by a cord. It was an antenna. It began to collect and interpret radio transmission. It’s memory RAM was inducing images from Michael Bay’s Transformers, and began to channel different voices to form sentences. Like Bumblebee. Shouting through loudspeakers after the earbuds failed to respond, even the volume bars. It “feared” any loss of data. The Wifi, the Bluetooth began to shut down along with the tattoo-imprints. The CPU brain was still intact. Partially. Probably?

The radio transmission crashed now. The battle-face dissolved away. The human being would find themselves in an extreme panic mode, wandering if the hard-drive crashed was their data backed-up? Just as the full-scan reached completion, it began to download an update and went into reboot mode.

It came back on, eyes out of focus. Running a list of viruses it managed to block. A virus that posed like a Trojan horse but was more like a placebo. Aid in activating future antivirus updates.

The black propagation was gone. Everything was intact. Wifi, Bluetooth activated. The heart was alive. Upgrade… successful.

Girl, Interrupted
Popped a text bubble, “I, Infected.”

“I, Infected” Part 1 – TSpE 5

So it stood surfing through digital films, random YouTube clips and MP3’s, collecting images that could form into dreams. So that when it fell asleep, it was still learning more about the world. Even in standby mode.

When it’s head suddenly shook sideways. Once, twice and then some more. Seemed like a sternutation motion, soundless. Curiosity took over. First a dot appeared on the chest. Slowly, the chest began to grew black, areas that’s shaped out to look like lungs. Most probably the antivirus went down. It was an infection. The 3rd “Videotape-upgrade”, update antivirus.

In order to reboot the system it had to run a full scan, which required approximately 3 minutes. It’s face moulded into a expression very similar to Playstation 3 videogame, Max Payne 3, scar’s on both sides of the face. And then it’s head popped out and bounced onto the floor. Two metallic visors clapped shut like a shield in front of its face, into a battle-face. It tried to pop some text bubbles but the functions had been corrupted.

The whole jelly body was turning black with corruption.
Excerpt the heart flash-storage blocks.

It suddenly occurred to it, an antenna.