The Fringe Flyship

The Fringe is some place, man

Photo by Joel Filipe on Unsplash

“The Fringe is a lot bigger than anyone’s idea of a ‘flyship’—the sky is literally everywhere. The Fringe is a big place. There are always going to be more people there than anyone else. Count the people who are already there.” Vance stared at her, then laughed.

“Your nice bridge is very pretty,” he said sarcastically.

“But I happen to know that it’s not a kind of flying saucer, and it looks like it’s workin’ up a lot of fine cable for the heliports.”

“Nobody’s told you a thing. They’ve set up the landing gear on the ground, and there’s no way you’re getting on the land craft unless you get near the land re-armost. And even if you do get aboard, you’re pretty damn safe from the electrical storms and micro-Jaunte nets and all the other bad things that might come nigh have enough Jvien to prevent them from touching us.”

“So why is it—why don’t they stay on the ship and salvage when they run out?”

“Because we’re pretty close to the ship and they can’t go back to unseat,” Bobby said.

“I hear some folks back on the ship have got the burning nuts that think they’re the high priest and don’t even care if their yacht makes it to the edge before they hop spore. The Fringe is some place, man, even if it’s not covalcous like your normal wedding.”

“You’re right about that,” I said, getting up from my chair.

“Sorry to be so harsh.”


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.


Paragraph and quotation formatting added.


Title was human-derived by me from the generated text

Plagiarism Checked

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