Internal Transmission

The impression of time drifting against the walls, like surf on a distant beach

Photo by Sandro Katalina on Unsplash

“You listening to me?”

“Of course I am,” I said.

“Yeah? What do you want?”

“Just looking for an egg. I think you might be able to find it for me.”

“You guys go ahead. I’ll lose my little escort any minute.”

“Yeah, keep your word.”

We stepped over the dais arc indicator wires and into the chamber. Torrence pulled the elevator arm off his head, and we rode it down the blocks to the viewing floor. Up to the observation deck, the corrugated plastic space looked like an army camp. In the gloom, machine-gunned spider tanks watched on sloping plates, like a jungle of titanium brain-tapes pulsing the details of allegedly intelligent manufacture. The impression of time drifting against the walls, like surf on a distant beach.

“Ought to be one of the radar blowers.”

Jon poked his head out of the shadow.

“So where the hell does he think he’s looking?”

“Internal transmission,” said Anderson, hunched over a keyboard and surrounded by pressing keyboards as she worked.

“It seems Juzeis has been digging sweetly through the Wars. Not much to it, except for the ongoing search for rebels. They don’t make a lot of progress in the mountains, doesn”t they. I”ve been lucky so far - no one’s made progress when I’ve visited.”

“Yeah, well, if they come looking for me, I’ll be the best.”

She met his gaze, and turned back to the keyboards.

“Do you mind if I join you?”

“Go ahead.”


Editor’s Notes

Written by AI, using my random-temp generator script, and using my cyberpunk model, which is a fine-tuning of gpt-2 774M. Chosen from among the other recently generated stories by me, a human.


Added paragraph and quotation formatting.


Title was human-derived by me from the generated text

Plagiarism Checked

Plagiarism checked with my orchestration code around Plagiarism-Basic against the dataset

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