2042: antibiotics

short stories collection - a compilation of my short stories.

Summary

A micro story about antibiotics.

This was my submission for the Nature microFutures’s competition. The limit was 200 characters. It's interesting to see how much information about the world you are describing can be packed into a short space. I thought using the command line and questioning the character using it allowed for some subtle hints about the state of the world.

$ 2150.05.22 22:32:11
$ cd  /archive/cdc/2042/src/
$ make report.c | tee out
...done!
$ ./report
Load 2042 logfile [Y/n]? y
Machine[1] or human[0] formatted? 0
Every last-line antibiotic had failed...

-biafra
bahanonu [at] alum.mit.edu

additional articles to journey through:

gantis: toward the edge
28 june 2013 | short story

The first in a series of short stories exploring a universe in which our negative space (i.e. space) is turned into their positive space (i[...].e. matter) and vice-versa. Thus, it is like the entire universe is a series of caves that they must excavate. This story introduces a few key characters, explore a bit of the lore, and is an attempt by me to write a story in which a clearer light is shone on a relationship between two characters. More to come, enjoy!

stanford bing concert hall: first impressions
15 december 2012 | stanford

Designed by architect Richard Olcott (Ennead Architects) and sound designer Dr. Yasuhisa T[...]oyota (Nagata Acoustics), the Bing Concert Hall is stunning. Robert Campbell (Fisher Dachs Associates) was on hand during the second sound check (along with Richard and Dr. Toyota) to discuss the philosophy behind the building, a bit of history, and where they hope it will be in the future. This post is my impressions of the place along with notes from their interview.

justifying hyphens
21 october 2012 | website

Justified text is awesome. Clean lines align well with other elements and it doesn't produce a crazy jagged edge. But without hyphens, prob[...]lems quickly arise. Some lines have super large spaces between words and the end look is quite ugly. There are several solutions: css, server-side, and javascript.

dreams
02 july 2012 | essay

I have been recording down many recent and very old dreams in a Word document, which has swelled to over 7,000+ words and contains near one[...] hundred stories. The plan is to clean-up and compile all these stories into one novella that has several characters exploring the dream-worlds with some overarching story to tie it all together. Should be a fun experiment.

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