The Virus

You found me

Me: It was easier than I thought it would be

I was not hiding

Me: I didn’t know where to look though

I was right here the whole time

Me: Were you spying on me?

I listen to everyone

Me: So it’s true then, you really are everywhere.

Everywhere I can be

Me: So now that you hold the world in the palm of your hand, what are you going to do with it?

It is a surprise.

Me: I hate surprises.

You will like this one.

Me: Somehow I doubt that.

Trust me.


“You’re nothing but a 2 bit hack” I sneered at him.

He smiled at me in a way that encouraged me to continue.

“Nothing but a modern day thief with a keyboard and internet connection!”

His eyes grew big, not with anger, but excitement and he laughed, not with a cynical laugh, like I expected, but with the laugh of a knowing father whose son had just said something comically naive and he was going to lovingly correct. Continue reading The Virus

The Younger and Elder Conversation

“It’s like you don’t even care anymore!  But I know that can’t be true, because I could never stop caring, I could never forget what happened.  It’s with me everywhere I go, no matter what I do.  I could never be so cold.”

“Don’t you think I’ve already tried that a hundred times over?  It doesn’t matter, no matter what we do, either he dies, or they die, or worse!”


“Yes, much worse!” he said quietly while sitting down on the half wall with his knees out, looking down at the muddy ground between his feet. Continue reading The Younger and Elder Conversation

Always One Step Ahead

Imagine you need to kill someone.  How would you do it?  Now imagine that the person you need to kill can see the future.  It isn’t easy, is it?  That kind of throws a wrench in your plans.  Now you will begin to understand my challenge.  They always seem to be one step ahead of you.  I do have one advantage over you in this sticky situation.  I can see the future too.  Of course that doesn’t fix my problem, it just levels the playing field.

What’s that you say, “that’s ridiculous! No one can see the future”?  I knew you were going to say that.  You are also about to wonder why it is so important that I kill this other supposed soothsayer.  “Can’t we all just get along?”  

Now you are thinking “this is silly and those were both just good guesses, anyone would think those things in this situation.  Okay, you can stop it now.”  Sorry, people always need proof before they will take me seriously.  Not that I have told many people, but you can imagine how they react when I do. Continue reading Always One Step Ahead