Bleh man

This flash story requires a bit of a background and explanation. One is that it is written because I heard about a row between Denmark and Sweden over a shows in which naked people were discussed. I sort of fantasized about it.The other is that I am sneaky introducing two characters from my vampire stories. 

The couple was still dressed when they entered, as this was demanded for the show.

“Fine specimen.” said the girl with the broad grin and brown curly hair.

Her companion jury member, a young blond woman wearing dark sunglasses, smiled at this remark and said,”Lets see more.”

The women gave directions and gradually the couple undressed. The jurors then commented on the revealed parts and giggled a lot.

“Ladies, It is time to make a choice.”  the showhost remarked at some point.

The two women then had a momentary private conversation, tossed a coin and then the blond girl said,”We like them both, but she takes the boy and I take the girl.”

Then the blond guided the woman off stage and the brown haired girl did the same with the man. The infrared cameras then showed how the brown girl became a ten feet werewolf and ripped the man apart, while the blond girl bared her needle-sharp fangs and ravaged the girl.

Afterwards the jury members retook their seats..

“This show is great!. We found our species don’t need to hate each other: we can share.” they said in unison. The showhost laughed heartily at that and fantasized about the rising rates.

They are gods

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After delivering his speech on outsourcing, the head of the IT department made a gesture as if to fold some papers in his hands, but he had none at the moment, as his department had been committed to substantial cost savings by becoming a real paperless office.

The handful of people that were with him in his room moved to congratulate him. They were familiar faces: the painted one of his secretary, the stubbled ones of the managers and the fresh ones of the management assistants who would become managers themselves in a few years time.

The amorphous mass of employees who were watching them on small and large screens in small and large rooms all over the world saw only the smug smiles on those faces. They had not yet been disconnected, but then.. they never had been connected anyway.

Freedom 2

In the center of our room.

A screen adorns the wall.

I press the button.

and the black flashes

multi-colored faces,

unknown to me.

Some looked worried.

Others in tears.

No smiles there.

A cavalcade of people,

bring me despair.

 

In the center of our room.

A screen adorns the wall.

I press the button again

Sounds of laughter

Multi-color outfits

Flashing teeth

Shining lights.

An unending stream

of soulless happenings

A cavalcade of people,

bring me exhaustion.

 

In the center of our room.

A screen adorns the wall.

I press the button once more

Grey suits sit

arranged around a table

Their voices talk and talk

but I don’t understand

I only hear a buzz

or a drone.

A cavalcade of people,

bring me blindness

 

In the center of the room.

A screen adorns the wall.

I press  the last time.

The colors went black.

This is freedom(?)

Flash Fiction: Walking Dead

The undead employees in his office didn’t make Henry panic. The Human Resource manager quickly ascended the nearest bookcase; the one containing files a650 to c1278.  The unliving started to besiege him there, making guttural sounds and clawing gestures.
Henry considered his options. He could either jump from bookcase to bookcase and possibly find safety that way. Or he could throw himself through the window to plummet towards the asphalt ten stories below.
His decision was made for him when the bookcase toppled over and he became with of them..
A month later the insects ate them all