Prompt: Aliens are stunned by the thought of “Therapists” and “therapy”. No other species has ever thought about solving individual problems together and as such most aliens believe that this is a trait unique to humans and have begun abducting random humans to deal with their emotional baggage.
Prompt: You are the only person, outside the company, who knows that the AI aren’t artificial. The “AI” are people, but they don’t pretend to be AI of their own will.
Like in previous months, here’s the books I read in March and what I thought about them.
With the new year, I will be posting a monthly “Books Read” on the first day of the following month (ex. January’s will be posted on February 1st). I’ll give my brief thoughts on the book, and if I really enjoyed it, it’ll likely be given a Book Spotlight post soon thereafter.
Prompt: You hide in the shed, feeling your body quickly transforming, becoming alien, yet familiar at the same time. You knew this was going to happen. You agreed to it. But still, you feel like you’re abandoning your real species…
Prompt: You just bought a new metal detector. Before you go use it, you jokingly point it at your arm. It starts to beep rapidly.
CultureCult Magazine: Monsoon is out now! It includes my science fiction novelette, “Three White Demons” (originally self-published in The Abyss Beyond the Reflection)!
It also includes stories by Jared Morningstar, Patricia Evans, and Victor Andres Parra Avellaneda, poetry by a widespread of authors, and non-fiction articles from Elliot Newbold, Shraddha Madhogaria, and Parvathy Menon.
Prompt: You live in a small isolated commune, where everybody’s face looks the same, except for those of the children around you. You’ve reached the age of 12, and are brought into an operating room.
Prompt: A giant black monolith came out of a portal in the sky and stayed there as the portal closed, hovering in midair. Scientists tried analyzing it to no avail, and nothing could damage it. It became a tourist attraction, but when you visited it, it started reacting.