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Fan Voting For Neural Nets Opens Tomorrow

Authors and Readers fan voting for Neural Nets opens tomorrow. What does that mean? If you’re a fan pick your favorite story. IF YOURE AN AUTHOR LET YOUR FANS KNOW ABOUT THE POLL. Share it on social media, harass your neighbors, and beg your family to vote for your story. Remember the top three fan […] Read More

Scavenger Hunt

  Rose shuddered as she peeped outside her window; the dull, orange light of the sun slowly giving way to the artificial luminescence of the halogen street lamps. She paced from side to side, being careful not to wake her six-month old son that lay snug in her arms. He had fallen asleep only a […] Read More

Something Like Love

  Judah couldn’t help but think that the girl across the table from him was exquisite. He ran through a quick mental lineup and concluded that she was by far the most immaculate person he had ever dated. Still, he couldn’t think of her name. He wasn’t even sure how they had gotten to dinner. […] Read More


  “……….it will be increasingly impossible to distinguish between humans and robots because of our machine-like behavior as much as robots’ human-like features. And could this eventually become the norm, with humans spending their entire lives acting like machines?” ….Brett Frischmann   Atticus stood under an overhang of the old Empire State Building in a driving […] Read More

Never Lonely

  Kima reached her fingers around to the back of her neck, brushing away her midnight curls. She touched the first prong in her spine. She rubbed her finger down the smooth metal square, just smaller than her fingertip. She applied her middle finger to the second prong, then she hesitated, hovering her pinkie above […] Read More

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