The VEXHAUSTS

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(Photo Credit: Crispina Kemp)

The two squat and mammoth pair of compact pipes looked to a layman like synchronized perpetrators in crime. In the factory of the future they were the disposers and the cleansers. The past would be smoked out through their monstrous nozzles while the present worked furiously to keep preserved, the future. Since the two inanimate ‘wall soldiers’ were exhausting themselves by venting out the unwanted, their creators named them “The Vexhausts”.

Then a combination of 3D Printing gone awry and Deep Learning gone wrong redrafted History. A history from which all traces of the evolution, exploits and eccentricities of a species termed “Homo Sapien” were completely obliterated.

Egotistically acquired foolishness was trumped by monstrously created Artificial Intelligence.  Lab geniuses were now lab rats and Trans-humanists a mere transit between experiment and evisceration.

Meanwhile, the two loyal Vexhausts stood as mute witnesses to what was the greatest Hubris of them all.

(Word Count: 150)

Written as part of the Crimson’s Creative Challenge #4 More details regarding this challenge may be found HERE.

Shaun’s Head Banging

(Photo Credit: Douglas M. MacIlroy)

“Shell out $150 for a memorably dizzying experience that you will never forget!” proclaimed the on line brochure. Upon remittance, the subscriber would get instant access to a DIY video which would assist in the the creation of a monster Globe by employing a few basic materials. A fervent sense of excitement overtook Shaun as using a mix of steel Grey paint, Papier-Mache and glue, he followed all the steps suggested by the video. Just when the globe was taking shape, a voice said, “For a dizzying experience bang your head against the ball!”

Shaun had been duped – yet again!

(Word Count: 100)

This story was written as part of the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS challenge, more about which may be found HERE

 For the complete list of entries, please click HERE

The credit for the breathtaking photograph goes to Douglas M.MacIlroy