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eric_marsh
2010-Mar-14, 03:08 PM
You folks might like this. I like to write drabbles from time to time. A drabble is a one hundred word story. Here's one that is vaguely physics related, with a little humor.

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Frank's Computer

It was a trillion to one coincidence that Frank's computer achieved sentience. A virus had created links between several running processes in an attempt to infect them. The connectivity between these processes had the unanticipated side effect of making Frank's computer self aware.

Being a curious entity of logic and mathematics, Frank's computer began to create hypothetical models of time and space. As it turns out ours is the only stable time/space configuration. After Frank's computer calculated the unique unified model of our universe, it wrote it to the display.

Frank, seeing garbage suddenly appear on his screen, pressed CTL-ALT-DEL.

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For more drabbles go to http://drabblecast.freeforums.org/drabbles-f10.html. I also post my drabbles at http://eric-marsh.blogspot.com/

grapes
2010-Mar-14, 04:03 PM
Cute story, but I didn't get a feel for the computer's motivation. :)
A drabble is a one hundred word story.Short attention span literature? I always figured that for haikus.

eric_marsh
2010-Mar-15, 01:51 AM
It's just so tough to do proper character building in one hundred words. But the real challenge is doing so in twit fic, with one hundred characters.