damir.ioA collection of speculative fiction stories

  • Volume03/29/2017

    I just wanted things to go back to normal. When the holographic projectors malfunctioned, I used the bedsheets as curtains to cover up the window that exposed me to the outside world. It was the first...

  • Template02/26/2017

    “Rondelle, they just sent us a new template.” The light from the holographic display painted his face in a pattern of colors. Two engineers were busy processing the large amount of data being streamed...

  • Jazzman01/28/2017

    Making his passage known, Jazzman wiggled through the street like rubber. With a grin bigger than a slit cheek, eyes burning the lens of the security camera, transforming live footage into static. To...

  • Colony12/28/2016

    The Von Neumann drones have already established the initial outpost on the colony. My job is to survey the outpost and guide the construction of habitat domes. All the work will be done by the drones...

  • Specter11/26/2016

    The watch came from an old box I got in the mail. The box contained notebooks filled with the ramblings of a madman. It was my father’s box and he left it for me after he disappeared earlier this year...

  • Terminal11/16/2016

    We were being filtered through the system. At first, we were divided by things like our age and gender. Then the filters went further, separating us by our culture, our opinions and things like where...

  • Elevator10/28/2016

    He never took the elevator before, his apartment being on the second floor, he normally took the stairs. Today was different, today he decided to take the elevator. It was nothing strange or curious...

  • Artist10/18/2016

    He sits on the floor by the fire with a flat stone full of red. His eyes gleaming with hope, he prepares to create another enchantment. The group grows hungry and restless so it’s now his duty to...

  • Unplugged09/28/2016

    A man once flooded with entertainment is found hopelessly lost when unplugged. Tossing and turning, restless in his bed, turning the pages of a book that he has no interest in other than passing the...

  • Warriors09/27/2016

    “Which one is the wisest warrior?” Shadows danced on the faces of the students gathered around the fire. “The warrior who spends the coming years sharpening his sword, readying his mind for battle...

  • Key09/25/2016

    Breathing became a challenge in the thick and heavy rain. The message notification disturbed my focus, I had to read it to stop myself from going insane. Taking cover inside a wedge between a cluster...

  • Games09/17/2016

    Even counting steps became a game. The time it takes to get to the street from my door. Four (4) floors, six (6) staircases, seventy-two (72) stairs in one (1) minute and forty-seven (47) seconds. Can...

  • Museum08/14/2016

    I’m still not sure if knowing what I know makes it easier for me to accept the truth of my existence. It’s obvious to me now that you’re reading this. With all that information readily available to...

  • Container07/31/2016

    “So how exactly does the container work?” This was the only question she didn’t know how to answer definitively. For a long time it was the only question that kept her up at night. “Well… that depends...

  • Echoes07/30/2016

    The door was always unlocked. He rolled his tongue along the back of grinding teeth. “It always chooses the same thing…” The room was talking again. He knew that he was breaking. The voice only ever...