I asked Chatbot to evaluate a poem for me. Here is the poem and its fabulous review, followed by Chatbots response, when I asked for a more critical review. DIVINE RECKONING When our machines grow capable of thought, and we assign them to the greatest task – to find the answers that mankind’s long sought […]
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Was Earth visited by aliens who ignored us?
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Bob sets out to explore a black hole.
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Alice thinks she witnesses his demise.
Bob may return, but his time frame is no longer Alice’s.
The Mistaken Time Traveller (circa 2010),
originally published in Bangalore Review as flash fiction,
is actually a science-fiction, narrative, Shakespearean sonnet.
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As though for surgery, patrons were masked,
I suppose the entire populace,
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Originally posted on Sudden Denouement Collective:
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The magician on the television invited his audience to discern how he worked his prestidigitation. Lying on his stomach in front of the screen, Little Timmy propped himself higher on his elbows. He was eager to learn. The magician said, ”Belief is the key.” So Timmy sat up and…
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER? WELL … Let me rephrase that: Take me to someone with whom to exchange knowledge.
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In 1977, a recording of “Liu Shui” (流水; Stream), as performed by Guan, was chosen to be included in the Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated LP recording containing music from around the world, which was sent into outer space by NASA on the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft. It is the longest excerpt included on the disc (lasting seven minutes and […]
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POOR REFLECTION If we find life a few light-years from here, and it turns out that that life’s multi-celled and that it is intelligent, I fear they’ll still be dumb, and hope will be dispelled. What if they’re even stupider than us – some ancient culture that never evolved – no bronze age, their […]
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PONDEROUS PUNDIT In the future, there’s a scientist who arrives at what is ultimately true, but, since the only way to share his view is to bore his listeners through and through with lectures that lull to literal sleep before he completes his explanations, the concepts he conveys will have to keep, since he […]
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