FYS: Visitors Part 2“Turn it off, turn it off!” Dr. Giacometti begged, covering her ears as the high pitched, multi-octave screeching filled the conference room. The Groupmind's kernel in the Explorer's main system did so immediately, but left the primitive, pixelated graphics view on the wall, of the huge, artificial chamber filled with primitive 8-bit icons, billions of icons, each representing a severed mind living in a near total sensory deprivation. A deprivation that had been going on for over a thousand years, tended by their mechanical masters.FYS: Visitors Part 28 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
There was a dead silence in the room. Not even the crew's morphs dared interrupt it, as they contemplated the problem before them.
Col. Mitterrand cleared his throat, trying to remain calm for the sake of his crew, while the atavistic desire to panic and run tempted him. “So, to be clear. Going by what the.... OtherMind... told us, there are about five billion alien brains in those tanks we saw, living in that... VR cr
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Coast of Durban, Africa.
Thrice I have attempted to write down my thoughts of my discovery, and thrice have my fingers faltered and my vision clouded with curiosity. Now, however, I find the time and place to record what may be the greatest discovery of my lifetime: a discovery that opens as many portals to possibilities in biology and zoology that it will have entire universities throwing themselves upon my findings! The very foundations of science will tremble!
If anyone will believe me, that is.
A few weeks ago, I came to Durban to study the mysterious deaths of Lamniforme sharks found near the ocean floor with teeth marks on their flesh unlike the mark of any predator in the area. During my studies, which were inconclusive, I found half of a lyre, battered and beaten and rusted by the cruel fangs of nature, laying on the sands of a Durban beach. It was only recently— earlier today, in