Category Archives: milliFiction

milliFiction is our name for short works of fiction under 1000 words in length. We will include milliFiction here from invited authors. © Copyright in each story remains with the author, all rights reserved.

An Android Wakes Part 4 : The Locust Wife

Her chest rises and falls marking out time with the movement of air, muscle: the unbidden will to live. Before her the door is bricked in, the window boarded and sealed, the old lime wall drunk on carbon dioxide. Around … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #6

This month’s postcard from the future comes from a 23rd century exotic flower seller…  * My working day is pretty ordinary I guess. Selling flowers to passers-by from my little booth at the west street entrance to the Nor’London Rocket … Continue reading

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An Android Wakes Part 3 : Paper Bullion

High above the barricade a flock of mockingbirds marked out a halo to the urban sprawl. Ripples of static on two-way radios mingled with the hum of traffic circling the cordoned off area. Then silence for a moment as everything … Continue reading

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Letters from America

New York, 1776 Dear William It has been not too long since I last wrote you, but so much has happened in the last six weeks that I feel that I must put ink to paper to tell you of … Continue reading

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Postcards From The Future #5

This month’s postcard from the future comes from a 23rd century archaeologist…  * I was keen to get involved when I heard about this project and I hope they use my postcard as one of the ones they send back … Continue reading

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Diary of a Neobody – July 2nd, 2112

Hello diary. I won. There’s no other way to put it. Of course, it was nearly a week and a half ago now, so you’d think that I’d have been able to express in words exactly how it felt. And … Continue reading

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How could I have failed?

I suppose it’s a question that anyone would ask themselves, human or AI alike but, after five years of dedicated work, millions in investment and hundreds of man-years in intellectual capital, the last thing anyone had expected was failure in … Continue reading

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Bring Me the Head of Alan Turing!

by FREDERICA VON McTOAST-HYPHEN, Alternate Reality News Service People Culture Writer The animatronic, AI-enhanced head of Alan Turing has gone missing. “I wouldn’t worry too much about it,” said DCI Gene Hunt. “They tell me that Turing’s a smart lad, … Continue reading

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Colossus

“Hyperboloids of wondrous Light Rolling for aye through Space and Time Harbour those Waves which somehow Might Play out God’s holy pantomime.” -Alan Turing. His favourite story: Snow white and the way the witch in disguise handed her the poisoned … Continue reading

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2306

The scrape of chair legs, dimmed lights, a cough, the sound of rain against a window. “Please relax, I’m going to ask you a series of questions. Try and answer them as honestly as possible.” “Okay,” says the girl. “You’ve … Continue reading

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