May 082009
 

It all started with new discoveries in Quantum Theory, something that only a few select geniuses in the world could even begin to approach understanding the very basics. “These were the building blocks of the universe,” they told us, “with these we can be greater than any civilization that ever existed or will exist.” That was our undoing.

At first the machine that literally made our wildest dreams come true made for a spectacular world; hunger ended, quick, efficient interstellar travel became a reality. People became superheroes, immensely rich, and nothing, absolutely nothing would be out of humanity’s reach. I don’t understand how the machine works, I know that it does. It was our greatest achievement and greatest failure. All that was necessary was to dream it, and that will be our downfall.

I am in our last citadel along with the last remainder of humankind. What we forgot was that with dreams, there comes nightmares. The machine that wrought these nightmares still works and protects us within our walls, our shield world, so long as no one imagines anything that could breach

[tags]Literature, short fiction[/tags]

About Joe Smith

I’m patiently waiting for the future. I want to sail on the sea of stars, I want to get into a bar fight with a Cephelopod buddy fighting at my side. I want to believe in a good blaster by my side. I want to be just like Captain Harlock when I grow up. I might also be in the market for some rental time with Doc Brown’s DeLorean or any functional time machine, so if you can help me out, I’d appreciate it.

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