Jon Forever | The abandoned city on planet Delta Trianguli 2c

Abandoned city covered with trees and other plants far as the eye sees. This large city had been deserted just over thee hundred years ago. Like the rest of the planet, it was abandoned for reasons unknown to all but the people who had lived there and they were long gone.

This was the Earth year 2080 in the month of October on Earth and a man named Jon Forever stood in the ruins of this city wondering what the hell he was doing there in the first place. His ship had been parked in something that looked like parking lot on Earth. He had turned 100 years old earlier in that year. He was immortal and looked like a mid thirty year old person. Everyone of Earth that knew him were long dead and gone and even if they were not long dead and gone they soon would be. In some parts of his feeling he knew that was for the best, he would miss few people and others less. Getting immortal was a mess and is a different story.

Jon Forever had recently got a class 3 interstellar spaceship that allowed him to get away from Earth and the human race. It was also good thing, because governments were he was living were starting to get suspicious of his long life. One faked death later, Jon Forever was on his ship with few of his old stuff with him and going past Moon New York and Mars Angeles. Both infant cities and had seen their share of problems and loss since 2060 when the Moon New York was established and 2075 when Mars Angeles had been established.

This was the first planet outside Earth that Jon Forever had been to. The trip took eight days from Earth. The database had told him that this was a living, thriving planet with a lot of culture and interesting places to see. That turned out to be outdated data, instead the cities were dead and overgrown. The mission now for Jon Forever was to figure out what had happened, he always loved a good mystery and problem to solve. This also was going to help him to pass the time and distract him, a being from the beyond that his first 3000 years of his immortality were going to be the absolutely worst. This was not an exaggeration by the being from the beyond. Jon Forever was the only sentient being on this planet, he was longer human, he just looked like a normal human being and had done so for a long time.

The work started as the two suns were above him in the sky, making the day hot. He had a good time to work on this and he felt that was a good thing for him after few hours of work. At the mark of 100 years old, he had to think about the past and how he had lived his life up to this point. For the next few months Jon Forever was going to stay in orbit during the night for safety reasons he also needed to explore the two other planets in the system, both of them had something that looked like cities and possibly space stations in orbit that were in need for exploring.

New adventure had started and were it was going to take him he didn’t know.

Incident Vix-van B-997

Red dwarf star Ross 128, year unknown.

Ship suddenly appears from a vortex at the far edge of the Ross 128 solar system. Goes past the first and second small planets in far orbit around their host star. They are heading towards an abandoned space station in Ross 128 solar system. This space station is old and shows a lot of wear down due its age and being abondoned for that time. Space takes it toll on everything and space stations no matter how well built are going to wear down to nothing slowly. The ship makes around trip around the space station to slow it self down a bit before making an attempt to dock to it. The docking ports do not fit perfectly, the ship docking port is adjusted to the space station docking standard and then it docks.

Docking is made, a ramp is put inside and the soldiers open up the stuck door into the space station. Stale and old air rushes into the space ship only to be met by an atmosphere that is toxic to most carbon based life forms. A barrier is set-up in the space ship to prevent its own atmosphere from escaping into the space station and vice versa. They carry in a human size pod into the space station, after they have set-up some type of research lab in one of the rooms of the space station. They open up the human size pod, alien 1 says “keep the temperature at 4 kN [10 kelvin], no warmer” (their language is unspeakable noise to human ears, this is a adjusted translation of that), alien 2 says “confirmed”, they proceed by taking off the humans right arm. It is a clear cut at the shoulder, there is no blood because he is frozen to the core or so the aliens think. Alien 2 asks “what is this species?” and points the question to alien 1 “they used to warm blooded according to the historical charter” alien 1 says to alien 2, he also says “they had a funny name, they called them self hudman, the long name was hamo saptiptan. They died out long time ago, even if we travelled to this distant past of the universe” alien 1 says. “As you know, it was not safe to do this research in our own time, this hudman seems to be extremely important to the top brood. I don’t know why, they haven’t told me and I not going to ask them. You do the same” alien 1 says to alien 2. Alien 1 says, “it is interesting, this species was short lived as ugly and primitive as it is. Our historians have speculated that even in the current distant past where we are now this species was already extinct and had been so for hundred of years. If they where not completely gone from their home planet at the time in history we are now, they are soon going to be according to our historians” alien 1 says. He picks up a tool with his fourth and fifth arm while leaning on the table with his sixth and seventh arm on the table. Alien 1 then says to alien 2 “I wonder where their home planet is, if we find it we might be able to collect more samples for study of this species” then alien 1 adds “sadly, location of their home planet is forever lost to us” he mumbles as continues to do his study.

Behind them as the aliens study the person on their table is the temperature measurement instrument. Suddenly it shows the temperature of 5kN then it goes up quickly to 6kN then suddenly to 30kN and by then alarm is sounded off in the research lab. The aliens try to increase cooling but the temperature just keeps increasing. Suddenly the temperature spikes quickly at 400kN [1000 kelvin]. The hard shell of aliens protects them from sudden death, along with their protective environment suit. With this the temperature drops down 124kN [310 kelvin] and stays there. Everything is now thawed out and the hardware keeping everything super cold can not keep up with the temperature in the room. Suddenly a electronic spark comes out from the man body for a short second, at this second the aliens have evacuated the room and called for a backup from a second ship that has been in a orbit around the space station all this time. It docks to the first ship and more aliens enter the space station, this aliens are armed with weapons. They arrange them both sides of the door into the research lab.

Inside the lab there is a lot going on. The human on the research table opens his eyes up for the first time in a long time, then he says “aaahhhooch. That hurts and look at his right arm lying on the nearby table” he thinks to him self that this is going to take a good while to heal, as he stands up from the table and is completely naked when he stands beside the research table. He goes where his right arm is lying on a table and takes it up and prepares to re-attach it to him. Just when he is doing so the door is open up and the aliens rush in and point guns at him. The alien tries to speak to him but all that he hear is unspeakable noise that he doesn’t understand. This is nothing that his translator can deal with. The alien then turns on his own translator and tries to communicate, alien 1 says “do you…zzzd.s..understand….us”, with that the human says, “yes….I guess so”. He continues to say “what are you doing to me?”, alien 1 answers “research of you…zss…important to us leaders” then a long silence hits the floor as the aliens see how the right arm is attached to the human body and the scars that had been made heal up without leaving any sign that they where ever there.

Suddenly one of the armed aliens gets a command, alien 1 tries to delay it but is not successful in doing so from his commanding officer. The human is standing in the room, naked as this was happening. What the aliens didn’t know was that he was regaining his strength from the freezing, since freezing was not part of his normal conditions. This recovery takes time, but the aliens seems to like it hot and the temperature in the room is rising fast and that helps him greatly in the recovery. He gets to minimal energy levels that he needs, then he puts his hand on a ancient device in the room and tries to power it on, nothing happens, he curses in silence about it. He continues to be naked in front of the aliens. He thinks to him self that he needs to change that, but getting clothes from the alien is for oblivious reasons not possible.

He manages to get his energy levels to slightly higher levels then before, his status overall is improving greatly with every passing moment. Suddenly the alien that he was speaking to him before starts to speak again with their translator, the alien 1 says “we…are…forgiven…must kill safe…our species…from the great death…zdttds…zzzeaf…you are the key…reasons unknown…zdaf” then silence as the aliens tries to adjust the translator a bit in make her self more understandable. Then alien 1 speaks again, “you…are..important to our leaders…your body..helps us survive the great death” he continues to say.

With that the man says, “I got a name, I’m called Jon Forever” he says, the alien 1 looks at the others and then says “doesn’t…matter to us. Your secret must become our secret so we…can…live until the great darkness of….great void”. With that Jon Forever says…excuse me. I need to get dressed” with that a light circle appears around him as he observes the molecules around him to create a bit of clothing, this process takes only five seconds from end to start. With that Jon Forever, “I hope you like it, it was the main fashion when I was last awake, I don’t know when I was last awake…I need to find that out. You know what year this is?” Jon Forever says in a confusing way. Then Jon Forever says “whow! I guess I’m not fully thawed out yet. Sorry for that” to the aliens. More command seems to go the aliens.

Alien 1 says then to Jon Forever, “you must die…adaf…research must continue for the good of our species. Immorality must be hours” the translator garbles out. With that alien 1 goes out. With that Jon Forever says to the aliens, “no, you can’t have it, not now and not ever, your species just has to take the path like many others before you and go extinct. I am now going off this station and I advice you not to stop me”. With that the aliens communicate with each other and then arm their weapons and aim at Jon Forever. Then they start to shoot, Jon Forever is only able to divert few of the shots that go to him and divert them, in a few seconds he is able to sink trough the floor of the space station to the next room below that is empty and not powered. It is dark, but it had something the other room had not. It had a window that allows him to see the star the space stations orbits. It is a bit of distance, he takes out his small scanner and points it at the star that he can see in the window. The screen says “analysing…please wait” in alien language that he uses. Then the scanner says “star found in Earth database. Star ID: Ross 128. Type: Red Dwarf. Inhabited: No. Sovereign claim: None/Not known.” With that Jon Forever thinks it is best to know when he is, now that he knows where he is. Above him the aliens panic as they have never seen anyone do the thing that Jon Forever just did. Since their science told them this was not possible to do. Their leaders might have known, it occurred to Jon Forever, because if they didn’t he would be in this problem.

The scanner finises his analyse, the year is 4503 of Zuklen month of the two suns, that translates to the year 2006 in Earth years and the month is May. “That is not good” Jon Forever thinks to him self. This means that the aliens have transported him back 9 billions years back into the past and that might create real problems along the way. Next on his to do list is to find out what aliens built this space station. The air in it is close to being the one of Earth, not fully comparable, given the air molecules this station had not been used for good 853.000 years before he and the aliens arrived to it. Jon Forever notices a panel not far from the window he is standing next to, it is dusty and has not been powered in a long time. He gets a little battery out of his suit that he made earlier out of thin air. He puts the battery on the screen, it starts up, the screen is in alien language but the translator he has on his helmet screen can deal with. This is a slightly older language and dialect of a language he knows in his database. Jon Forever discovers that this station is made by people he knows and is friend of. Jon Forever knows them as “People of Eternal Light”, they are highly advanced and old race in the universe. Humanoids like him and the human race that he came from. He explores the computer console and switches it to his language, marked as Nu-tken in the database, this dialect is even old from what he had learned. Jon Forever finds two things quickly, he sends out a secure pass code to a nearby satellite that communicates with a wormhole technology to somewhere and then he finds a small shuttle pod in order to escape. Jon Forever has not even finishing sending the message to the satellite when a large ship enters the solar system. Ordering the aliens out of it as it is claimed and controlled by the People of Eternal Light now and forever. The aliens are given right now to get out of this solar system and never to return.

The aliens above him have found a solution to their problem and did so quickly after the large space ship enter the Ross 128 solar system. They simply cut the floor and made a nice hole in it. A big “dunk” was heard when they piece they cut got loose. The aliens rushed down to the floor with their guns and aimed and shot at Jon Forever, ruined the screen he was using, he just managed to get into cover. What was worse he was pinned down. He sees the large space ship outside the window, he just has one problem. He has not enough fuel or energy to get to the ship he also risk getting captured by the aliens out in space if he goes out in space without using a shuttle. Shots are exchanged, Jon Forever manages to put a emergency beckon out in the window. It flashes a big light out the main ship of the People of Eternal Light, signalling them to send a rescue pod to him quickly. The main star ship is around two light minutes. Making this a long wait for Jon Forever until his emergency flash is seen by the main starship that is outside the space station. Suddenly a communication link is activated inside his helmet, a women is on the other end, she asks “How are you holding up Jon?” she asks, “Don’t wonder how I know your name, I just do. How are you holding up there?”. Jon Forever answers, “I am holding up fine, just getting shot at by this multi-ridge aliens, they look like Trilobite from Earth. Do you know anything about this species?” Jon Forever asks the women at the other end, “No I do not” she answers him, “the help is on the way, the hull of the space station is going to be cut into in 20 second, prepare for the pressure drop and escaping from the room” the women says to Jon Forever over the communication link. The aliens are now trying to jam the signal so Jon Forever can not communicate with the main starship. Suddenly a battleship of the aliens arrives making already bad situation considerable worse, suddenly a new starship from People of Eternal light enters the solar system of Ross 128 and starts shooting at the alien warship and sending out robot to attack them and other hostiles close to the space station so the rescue process can happen without much damage or danger to anyone involved in it.

Thousands of small drones attacking each other are now flying around the space station, debris is shooting everywhere and suddenly a bang is heard in the room where Jon Forever is in. “What was that?” the women asks over the communication link, “uhh…I don’t know. Not had chance to look behind me since I’m being shot at” Jon Forever answers, “let me look at the wall behind me” Jon Forever says into the audio link. He looks back at the wall quickly, nothing on his right side, he quickly looks at his left side, and there is the problem, a good sized debris has slammed into the space station and made a fracture in the wall, it is lodged into the wall but oxygen has started to leak on its side and the call can’t take the pressure for long since the wall integrity has been weakened along with the station hull when the aliens cut the floor open. The station automation systems are clearly preparing for a breach as suddenly automatic doors close behind the aliens back and even kills one by accident by crushing it.

“We got a problem” Jon Forever says in the communication link, “the wall is about to breach and there is nothing I can do to stop it since I’m being shot at and the shooting has not made the wall any better to look at or stronger. “Don’t worry, we are going to be there in 5 seconds” the women says to Jon Forever. “You don’t got 5 seconds, you got 2 seconds max” says Jon Forever and as he finishes saying those words the wall breaks out and everything loose in that room is ejected into deep cold space, including a alien that didn’t manage to get a hold on anything when the area depressurised. With that Jon Forever floats in space without control, he doesn’t have any energy for thrusters or anything like it. Without much warning and during all the action around him a small rescue shuttle appears above him and a long net to fish him out from cold space.

Once inside the shuttle it goes quickly away, Jon Forever has however passed out during the stress of all this since he was not at full strength when he got ejected into space when the wall collapsed. Jon Forever awakes inside a hospital room around two hours after he was rescued from the aliens and deep space. “Welcome” a women says to Jon Forever, “I am so glad that you are finally awake” the women says, “glad to be alive” Jon Forever says, “we all know that is meaningless phrase for you” the women says to Jon Forever, “that doesn’t matter, welcome to the star ship Mastec..” Jon Forever interrupts the women a bit “how did the battle go?” Jon Forever asks the women, “we won and nothing more, the aliens have left Vix-van solar system for good I hope” the women says, “you don’t have to worry about the space station, it repairs it self quickly after this type of shock, while we where there after the battle we charged its energy reserves for quick repair schedule” the women says.

Then the women says, “I got more to say to you, more to explain for now you need to rest. I’ll talk to you in two hours”, Jon Forever nods and accepts that suggestion from the women. He then tries to get more rest in the starship hospital bed.

The Danish policy of 2077

Copenhagen 22th October 2077, 13:35 Central European Time.

The assistant opens the door to the prime minster of Denmark. The prime minister goes to his office and sits down, few red folders are waiting for him. Those are marked classified and for his eyes only. He opens one up, signs it and hands it to his secretary, he signs the next one, does the same. The third red folder is thicker, heavier and more detailed. He picks up a phone and makes a call, he is asking for minister of border security, justice and peace.

“Here is the resolution from the council, I wanted to get your opinion of it before I sign it into law”, the prime minister says to the minister of border security. “What is that you needed to talk about?” The justice minister asks, “mostly about cost, this is going to cost us a fortune once the increased border security is finished” the prime minister says, having stood up and gone to window looking out on the rainy day that it was. “While the costs are high, the economic benefits are greater, this is going to keep people from escaping over the border to Germany”, the minister for justice says, “since you know, Germans don’t send anyone back to Denmark once they are over the border. That is the big problem, we have pressured the Germans to send people to Denmark, but they always refuse”, the minister of justice says. “Regardless, this will become law”, says the prime minister as he sits down and signs the document into law. “I want preparations to start tomorrow according to this law” the prime minister says. “Yes, no problem”, the justice minister says. “What is the other problem the you wanted to discuss”, the justice minister asks. “The prison camps outside Odense and Århus are getting full, I got a solution to that problem, we simply execute 400.000 people, making room for 200.000 new prisoners in the process. I want you get this done by end of next week. We will issue a statement in the press that a sickness broke out in the prison camps and killed those people” the prime minister says.

“I also have one last matter, Germany refuses to give Denmark back Flensburg and the land down to Kiel. This is not acceptable. I want more pressure in this matter so Denmark can get back the land it lost in 1864. I want you to increase our demands to include Hamburg and nearby towns. The new border can be drawn at Lower Saxony to the east and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the east” the prime minister says. “Germany is never going to accept this” the justice minister says, “doesn’t matter” the prime minister says, “I will take it anyway by force next year” he says to the justice minister. “The war with Russia has Germany occupied and they are going to be unprepared for this” the prime minister says. “With France in ruins and forces ruling England that have allied to our view, we will get support from them soon, once the border war with Scotland is over” the prime minister says. “I have commanded the army to prepare for war next year, we are going to build several defence and assault positions on the border with Germany so they can’t hit us back when we take back what is our land.” The prime minister says with a fierce voice.

The minister of border security, justice and peace goes out of the prime minister office. He has work to do. Once the prime minister of Denmark is alone, he picks up the phone and makes a call to Russia. “Everything is ready, we will invade Germany next year, that should give you the chance to take Germany over in few months” he says in the telephone, he says goodbye the person on the other end and hangs up the telephone.

The old computer

“What is this?” He says to his father and points to an old tower, “It’s an old computer, with keyboard, monitor and hard drive, if I remember correctly. This was something that your great, great grandfather used to use. I think also connected to the internet back in the old days”, Sam says. “The internet? What was that?” David says, “It was a communication network for the 20th and 21st century, it was closed down in the early 22th century when people lost interest in it” Sam says to David, that is now even more intrigued about this old device. “What year is it from?” David asks, “I don’t know, maybe we can find out, why?” Sam says to David, “I want to turn it on, if that is alright with you” he says. “Sure, no problem, if you can get it working again, but I don’t think we have a monitor for this old computer here, but I can check if someone has one from their grandparents or great-grandparents” Sam says.

Few days pass and David brings the old computer up from the basement, opens it up, cleans out all the old dust in it and checks the connectors for any fault that he can find. He finds out that the power supply in the computer is not working, due to old age. He manages to fix it with some older spare parts he gets from older computers that are not working, he also buys old capacitors and replaces them. This all takes two weeks and in week three he finally gets a working monitor for the computer, good size too, that is 24″ and its a oled screen with compatible ports, since the screen was few years younger than the computer, it might even be ten years younger than the computer.

After few more days he is ready to start the computer. David has Sam in the room, since this was a computer that his grandfather had used at one point. They didn’t know what they would find, they hoped it was not something awful or bad. It had at one point been connected to the internet they thought, but since there was no internet any more they had to skip that part. They both hoped it would not be a problem for them.

David presses the power button, the light on the monitor changes and name of the manufacturer appears, “Quantas computers, 15-June-2038, UEFI3 version 5.44.3” and some other information. The operating system starts to run, it says “Debian 34” on the screen. “What is that?” David asks Sam. “Let me check”, Sam says, “I got this book from our library, its about computers of the 21st century, history and how to use them”, Let me check Sam says, “found it”, Debian was an open source operating system at the time, it was free of charge, “Nice”, says David. “The best part is that it doesn’t require and internet connection to operate, as was common at the time with the operating systems that you needed to buy, specially something called Windows and the other one called Apple”, Says Sam to David “that is good to know” says David to Sam.

The computer takes few moments to boot and in the boot process it complains about wrong date, asks for permission to correct the clock to the correct time, with a simple yes no answer. David presses yes. A prompt shows up, asking for password for the user “I know, I found this old paper note inside the computer, it had that user name on it and a password”, David types in the password and is logged in, suddenly prompt shows up, “for next step, please connect audio speakers, please do not power down the computer, since this is not going to run this program again”, it says on the screen. “I know what this is, wait a moment” says Sam, he runs down to the basement to get the speakers from an old box and connects them to the computer, “is the message gone?” Sam asks, “no” David answers. “I’ll try the next port” Sam moves the connector, “Make sure you turn the speakers on”, says David, “right” says Sam and connects them into the power converter he has for this old computer, and David presses the on power button in. “Is the message gone now” asks Sam, “no” David answers, “it must be the next connector”, Sam mutters to him self. Suddenly a sound i heard from the computer and a voice says, “please stand by, video is loading”.

“Hello, if you’re seeing this video it means that I’ve been captured, I’m dead or both. While I might not be able to tell you what happened to me. I can tell you what is happening to the world right now”, the man in the video says. “I’m Sam, I’m 29 years old and the year is 2044 and the date is 23rd of August and the clock is 06:14 AM”. It has now been seven hundred and nineteen days since the Tukeln came to Earth, offering us peace and a world without war and poverty. That is all a lie, I’ve been working with the government on this and with Tukelin since day three hundred and seven and by chance I found this data on their computer system. I can’t copy the data directly from their computer systems, since they are not compatible with our computers, the best I can do is to offer this images of what I found. They can be found on the hard drive, under the folder tuklen-images” the man in the video says. “I’ve also collected documents from the around the internet about this, intelligent gatherings and other information, they can be found the folder documents” Sam in the video says. “It is best that you copy all of this data to an usb stick to keep it safe, since if this data is lost, its not certain that it can be recovered”. He pauses for a few moments and then continues.

“The Tukeln have a mission and that is to enslave the human race. I don’t know for what or how exactly, I know it sounds insane since they offer peace and world with out disease or war. It however is all a lie, all a scam and we are the bait” he says in a nervous tone on the video. Suddenly he stands up and walks to his window and then back to his computer. “I got company, the police is here at the request of the Tukeln on prompt up charges that I was going to harm them or something, I’m not sure. I can’t record any more video, since I have to make sure the computer is secure before the police gets into my apartment. Goodby everyone and good luck. I hope we win the coming war.” He says in the end, the video turns black and is turned off and the recording ends. An audio file is turned on, it is short, around a minute long, cops are heard breaking into the apartment, shouting and arresting Sam. Then silence falls and the computer turns off on its own, ending the recording of the audio file.

“Sam, do you know who Sam is?” Asks David. “I think it was my grandfather friend, he vanished in or around 2045 according to my grandfather, if I remember correctly. He didn’t say a lot about him, at least not to me” Sam says. “Can you find the files he spoke of”, Sam asks David, “let me try, I don’t think the hard drive is working well. I found this 10TB old usb5 stick, I can copy the data into the to so we have a copy”. David says, “Do it”, says Sam, “I want to see those old files” Sam says, “why” asks David, “My grandfather never liked the Tukeln, but he never explained why that was, maybe I can have an answer now”. Sam says to David that copies the file into the old usb stick. It only takes a moment, the image folder is large, around 230GB worth if images in it. Other files are larger, they appear to be mostly text documents and such. “Copying files..finished” it says on the screen and the copy files information window turns off.

Few moments after copying of the files has finished and David unplugs the usb stick a warning message appears on the computer screen. “Warning: Erasing all data!” That only takes a moment and then suddenly the computer is rebooted. This time around the boot screen says “Debian 36” and it logs in automatically into a user with no sign of the earlier operating system or data. It looks like a normal computer and nothing special about it. “This is why they didn’t find this data” David says, “What has happened?” Sam says to David. “The computer rebooted and the data is just gone. I don’t know what happened” David says. “You got the copy of the data?” Sam asks, “yes, but I don’t we can do anything with it. None of the software used to create it exists today, not even in the library” David says. “The oldest software they got is from 2080 and nothing before that. Soon after that computers did mostly go out of fashion with the pubic” David says. “We can try to see what we can find” Sam says.

Over there house, a patrol by the Tukeln fly by and is unaware of this discovery that has been made. Discovery that might change everything for them and there presence on Earth.


This story might contains errors that are going to be correct once this is story is published as an e-book at Amazon.

The coffee machine box

What was in the box? It was a supposed to be a coffee machine. That is what the store sad, it was also what the box sad. She opened the box and inside the box was not a coffee machine. She was not sure what it was, what she did know was that she was falling into it. Dam those holes in the fabric of space and time. She knew that she should have paid more attention in astronomy class back in school.

Falling down the hole she was thinking were she would end up. She didn’t know. Did the hole know? She was going to figure that out soon. She was seeing something that looked like an end of the hole. She hoped that she would not end up as an splash spot on somebody pavement. If that was to happen, she hoped it would at least be a good splash.

The man who did run the world

The truth is that the world is run by single guy in a small apartment in Paris, France. He runs the world between 09:00 to 11:30 weekdays and 10:30 and 11:30 on weekends. It was a quiet job, somebody needed to do it. This job had got into his hands by nothing but a fleeting chance and some part bad luck. It was routine, paid in decently and nobody even knew that this job existed. He did not have clue way. It was mostly just paperwork, signing this and that and sending it on it’s way. Use of email and other electronic communications in this job did not exit. He even had a letter saying it would never happen. It was from his boss, what his boss was running he had no idea. Maybe the moon or the universe. It was in the end all just speculation for him. At least the working hours are short during the week and even shorter during the weekend.

The last human

A news reporter set-up her news cast cameras, her technician let’s her know that she is ready for live broadcast. She makes here hair ready and is now ready in front of the camera. The make-up person adds a little blue and green to compliment her skin colour.

The news reporter starts her news broadcast. “This is Sandy in front of the New York hospital where the last human has just died.” she announces to the empire, “According to our sources inside the hospital the human, known only as Mark has died at the age of 109 year.” she says into the camera. She continues with her coverage, “Mark was the last of the human race, attempt to save the species have failed over the past 300 years since the source the human race population decline where discovered.” she says. She is not the only news network in the area, the human race has gone extinct. With the last human colonization closing down and returning back to Earth some 1000 years before after many failed attempt of the human race to colonize space in any meaningful way. The human race had succeeded to colonize space for a short period of time, the period that lasted was only around 23000 years. After that the decline did start and it did happen fast.

Sandy says in the news, “This is a sad day for the universe, since one of the intelligent species that once existed is no more. The reason for extinction of the human race is not well understood, but it is believed that a genetic mutation or genetic virus was the source of the human extinction. It is also believed that limited inter-species marriages and isolation of the human race played an part in the extinction of the human race.” then it is showed on news screens across the universe on text screen that human race banned inter-species marriages some 16000 years before, it was among the most oldest of human laws that had made little to no changes to it as the time passed on. “As a member of the Zron empire and long time protected space within the Zron empire, this was allowed under Zron laws since the human race had self governance in it’s own affairs and this laws existed until just about 250 years ago when this laws was finally abolished by the humans. Just 250 years ago the number of humans was only around 5000 reaming people left on Earth. It is a sad fact that this change did come too late for the human race and it was not saved” Sandy explains into the cameras.

Information screen shows informative information about the human race, hight, blood types, gender , life expectancy, maximum range in space over the past 23000 years. It is also noted who made the first contact with Zron space ship and how that contact did go. When humans discovered interstellar space travel and who did discover it. The history of the European Union, later the foundation of the Planetary Union of the Human Race. As the news is broadcast an announced is shown from the Zron high government that human race is going to be remembered and that current exhibition on the human race is going to be updated with this sad news. A news exhibition is going to be planned and open up in two to three Zron years, a new exhibition is going to be opened up on Earth in next several years, in all of Earth major capitals. The Zron high government also sad to loose an valuable member species from there empire. This is indeed an sad day for the Zron empire and the universe.

Sandy then completes her news report, “This is Sandy, on Earth in the Earth year 25020, on 21st of July.” she says to the news cameras. Then her cameraman and technician let her know that she is now off air. When she is off the air she says “This is truly sad, at least that is my feeling.” to her camera man. “Yes, it is he says. Where not your great grand-parent humans?” The cameraman asks her. “Yes, she says, they where. But I am technically do not have enough human DNA in me to count as human.” she says to the cameraman. “Oh that is sad he says.” Sandy answers, “Well, I am human enough for me. Are we going to lunch now before next broadcast?” Sandy ask the team. The all agree to get some lunch and break before the next broadcast of the human extinction from the planet Earth. The universe was awaiting for more news in this and they had work to do. They continued to get lunch and enjoy there day, Sandy did try to enjoy this day. Even if she knew it was truly an sad day for everyone.

Erased from time

A man walks down the street and buys a newspaper from a newspaper boy, the date is 3rd of July in the year 1899. He also carries around with him a small bag. He gets to a bench on the street and sits down and waits, he also set up a small device that turns on and changes his view. It creates minor bubble for him to exist in. Shortly after he turns on the bubble and sits down a women arrives, she also carries an newspaper and an cup of water with him. She sits down with the man, they watch around in synchronised way looking for a single person. “Do you see him?” Asks the man. “No.” Says the women, not yet. “He should be here after 5 minutes if calculations are correct.” The women says. “They are correct.” The man says in confidently. “Let’s hope.” Says the women not so sure that calculations are correct. “This type of events are so rare that we don’t know they come to be.” Says the women and checks her news paper she has. “You got tomorrow’s news paper?” The man says. “Yes, I do. As was the plan I got tomorrow’s news paper.” Says the women and looks at the man directly into the eyes with a cold look on her face.

“I got today’s newspaper. As the plan was. It has mostly older news for the past few days, information is shared slowly at this century in human history. I do not know what is written in it does help us in any way for this event.” Says the man.“ The women replays. “It’s not the news that are important, it’s the quantum state of the news paper that matters. From it we might learn why this events happens and what is going on in the universe today and what is taking place in the time stream.” Says the women. “Yes, that is true and this case needs to be studied in more details.” Says the man while looking around for his target. The women says. “He is going to be here soon. Are you ready?” She asks the man. “Yes, I am ready.” Says the man and takes out of his bag an minor device, he turns the device on and let’s it float in the air. It breaks down into smaller pieces, this smaller pieces go around in every direction above the street where the people are sitting outside enjoying drinks and resting. Nobody on the street notices this since this devices are invisible to them. “Are time register ready?” Ask the women. “Yes.” Says the man. “They are ready and recording.” The women takes up an small computer, it’s flat and she turns it on. It turns on quickly and the screen is in alien language. Suddenly the women ask the man. “Do the locals see us?” The man answers in dry manner and appears to be annoyed of the women question. “Yes, they do. This was all in the mission briefing you did get before you travel to Earth.” Says the man. He also adds to this conversation. “What people of this era see is just an man and a women sitting in a park talking to each other. The shield prevents them from seeing our correct image and prevents them from hearing what we are talking about.” The women nods and is thankful for the information. “I guess this is your first mission to planet Earth.” Says the man. “Yes, it is.” Answers the women. “It’s not a big problem.” Says the women. “I am trained for this.” She says confident with a confident in her voice.

The computer flashes up in front of them both, with an alert to the fact that the target is on route down the street not far away from them. They view the man in question. Suddenly the women says. “This is sad, he is about to be erased from time for no reason.” The man answers. “This is not our doing, we are just observing this event in time, we cannot change it. It is not our job to change this event. We have long since evolved from this primitive human perception of time.” Says the man. He also adds. “While we never lost our physical form our understanding on the universe and time it self has changed. We no longer age and we rarely die as you know. We have also almost no births as you also know. Last child was born more than 500,000 years ago.” Says the man, as he is about to start speaking again the women interrupts him. “What about Jon Forever?” The man looks at the women bit surprised. “Is he something we do not yet understand?” The women asks. “Is he born in this era?” The man answers the women. “No, not yet. He won’t be born for the next 81 years according to time reading and research.” Are the man answers to the questions of the women.

Suddenly an man who is walking down the street starts to burn and he flames up and turns to ash in few seconds. “Did you record this?” Asks the man. “Yes, all of it. This record was perfect and flawless. We have collected 20 zettabytes on this events. We are going to start research on this event soon as we return home.” Answers the women. “Good.” Says the man. People are now starting to gather around the pile of ash that are now the only remains of what was once a person, only thing left of what he was wearing where his shoes. The police arrives few moments later, but the police cannot do anything, all they can do is to keep people away from the scene. Confusion continues on the street on the location where the man had died, with people coming and going and spreading the news about this event. The man says after having observed the chaos and the event unfolding on the street for few moments. “Let’s pack and go home. Nothing more can be researched about this event now.” He says. They collect the probes, close the shield bubble around them and take up the newspapers and pack them into the bags they have. Then they just vanish into the thin air in less time then it takes to blink an eye. Nobody on the street notices this that taking place. Except for one man who has been in the shadow under a tree all this time. He waited there the whole time, silently watching and recording the people during this whole time. Then suddenly he had also vanished into thin air without anyone noticing.

Tomorrow arrives in New York after this terrible incident. In the headline says in the newspaper in big bold letters, “Man burns alive in New York on the street.” The news read that police do not suspect anyone and they do not know why this happened to this poor man. The case remains open and is unsolved. The police is now speaking to friends of this man. He had no family that the police knew of. If anyone knew if this man had a police, information could be sent by telegram to the police in New York city.

The last television station

It was Wednesday 31st of October, as the calendar stared back at him, with the year 2035 printed on with large black letters, or that was his feeling at this time in his life, when he did get his morning coffie during a short break he was taking. This day was marked with a red circle and exclamation mark. It was the last day his television station that Steven worked for would be brodcasting a televison signal the old way over the cable networks his televison station was brodcasting over. That day was today and it had arrived all too soon for him, he was not prepared for this change. He had just been working on the television station for the past ten years, but he loved his job and everything about it. He loved the technology around it and the people he was working with. It was coming to an end, the internet had won and now everything was online and everyone who cared had internet access. Not everyone had internet access, but those people also did not have any television, or if they did have an television in there homes did not watch any television station and did not bother to buy any cable subscription. Over the air transmission had ended several years before and everything was moved to the internet following it.

News, information and entertainment, it was all there now. The cable company they used to carry there signal was closing down it’s remaing channels and moving to internet only over cable. So was his television station, but with the television part of it missing. Now they would just buy and offer content over the internet. They would still do some daily shows, talk shows mostly about daily affairs and offer them both live and online for later viewing over the internet. It was not the same as brodcasting over cable or air. That at least was the feeling Steven had, but many people in the world did celebrate this change and found it long overdue to have taken place. After the end of social networks several decades before people had been communicating differently and more personally, it was now closer to what the world once was before for the advance of technology and the internet.

Steven knew that he was not going to stop progress, that was something he had just to accept. He was at least not out of a job yet, he was now going to oversee the servers and computers that are going to be needed to maintain streaming service on the internet. It was a big job and slightly higher pay and he was at least happy about the higher pay he was now getting. Such as it was this was still adjustment for him and he was going to learn new skills and technology, since computers never had been his thing. He was able to use them fully, but they never interested him and never got into the newest software or hardware for that reason. He had taken classes and seminars for the past few months to catch up to newest technology on the internet and how to work on IPv6 connections and such things. He learned this since it was part of his job now.

He finished drinking his cup of coffie and let this thoughts pass him by, he looked at the clock on the wall and did go back to work. This was his last day at real television station and tomorrow would come with new challenges and problems.

Stories in the work

I am currently working on stories for this website. It takes a while for me to think up an good stories since I like to go around with the details a little bit. While I do not know exactly when the first story is going to be ready I am already working on an idea in my mind. So I hope that the wait is not going to be too long for the story to be ready for publishing on this website.