Who Knew - A 100 Word Story
September 28, 2009 flash fictionThis week's 100 word story is also entered in the 100 word story weekly challenge. You can vote for your favorite (and mine too) there. You can also listen to all the entries, or if you just want to hear mine (the background music adds to the comprehension, as does the picture with this), you can hear it here
Bob gapes at the holoscreen. "Sally, have you seen the artificial life sim?"
Sally peers over his shoulder. "What?"
"Up in the sky," he says.
Above the simulated people walking virtual streets, a blue and red figure swoops down. It lifts a car over its head, stopping it from hitting a jaywalking alife boy.
"That one," Bob continued, "is using a software exploit! It does things the others can't!"
"Huh," Sally said.
Bob's face was red. "Who could have known about that flaw? Who could have installed the exploit?"
"I dunno," Sally said, hiding the install CD behind her back.