www #17 – Padlock – Text #3

Future Unlocking

By Garry Vakarian

The Agency’s target was Tony Cabalero. Caucasian male, age 42, and more importantly head of the science division of Genetek Inc. The man himself was irrelevant but what was in him made him invaluable. Indeed in order to keep track of his branch’s latest researches, he was the only one authorized to upload them from the company’s mainframe into his cyberbrain. All other employees with access to them had to wipe the data from their memory every time they exited the lab. And since the mainframe of Genetek was hidden deep into a vault inside the company’s headquarter, direct access was impossible. Continue reading

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WWW #17 – Padlock – Text #2

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Road to Hell

by  Hailie Andersen

I was walking down a road at night. The air was uncomfortably warm, yet I was freezing. I could feel beads of sweat forming on my forehead, while all my muscle mass was shrouded in shivers. The hotness of the surrounding air was spiked with bursts and waves of cold energy. My hairs were rising on my forearms and the back of my neck. Something was happening. Something was wrong. I did not recognize anything around me. Not even in me. Not even my own body. My soul was the only remnant of a familiar self I could cling on to.

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WWW#17 – Padlock – Texte #1

Après la ville – 2

Texte original par Ninefifteen

Shana était soulagée de ne pas avoir à utiliser l’arme de Mark. Après tout, elle s’efforçait chaque jour d’œuvrer pour la survie de l’humanité, et c’était aussi pour cela qu’elle avait entrepris cette expédition. Il aurait été absurde qu’elle en vienne à tuer ou ne serait-ce que blesser quelqu’un.

Elle fit un pas vers l’homme et la femme qui n’avaient pas bougé de l’orée du verger, mais s’arrêta aussitôt. Elle regarda la voiture. A l’intérieur il lui restait des vivres, son ordinateur, du matériel scientifique… elle n’avait pas peur d’un vol — l’époque n’était plus à cela. Mais une attaque de mutants restait plausible et il y avait fort à parier qu’ils mettraient tout à sac.
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