Short Fiction: Neg Bog

A most entertaining short story by Alexander Hellene for our most interesting times:

Amatopia

It was a nonsense phrase; utterly meaningless. Yet everyone who tweeted it out or posted it to Facebook or anything like disappeared . . . if they didn’t apologize.

Carter Flannigan hadn’t apologized for posting it. And Jazmine Hernandez hadn’t heard from him in two days.

She tried texting him again: “Carter, it’s Jazz. Really worried about you.” This time she didn’t call him “hon” or punctuate her message with a little heart. He’d have to know that meant she was super concerned . . . wouldn’t he?

Jazmine set her smartphone on her desk next to her keyboard, her computer humming quiet and low. The machine was a beast, powered by a water-cooled multi-threaded processor with dual GPUs and enough RAM to open thirty browser tabs without crashing. Three quad k zero bezel monitors, side-by-side, enveloped her like she was Batman. Batgirl, more like. Batman had been her favorite…

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Amazing Discovery Found Deep Down in the Indian Ocean: Large Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Catholicism Pure & Simple

A statue of the holy Virgin Mary was discovered by chance deep in the Indian Ocean by a number of divers who had been searching for the remains of a plane that had disappeared in the area.

At her feet  were rose petals that through the law of gravity should have been floating on the surface of the water.  The statue is enormous. As can be seen in the video, it is at least double the size of a man.

It is a mystery how the statue ended up there, standing upright deep down on the ocean seabed. If it had fallen from a ship it should have broken into two, or be lying horizontally on the bottom. However, it stands perfectly erect as though placed on an altar, and with no sign of chipping or cracks. Another interesting detail is that by standing in the depth of the ocean…

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