Tag: Oregon


Word count 599                                              Good afternoon.  This is Jason Atkins on Robots Today, February 10, 2043, interviewing Duke Hanley of Robolife on business channel WXYZ. Tell us a little bit about Robolife of Hermiston, Oregon. The business was originally a maker of drones in the … Continue reading Intimate

The Hanley Cycle

                                             Word Count 5186                                              The Hanley Monster                                                  Duke  Hanley I should tell you about my Uncle Dave first.  He was definitely the black sheep of the family.  A little bit of his status rubbed off on me I fear.  The rest of … Continue reading The Hanley Cycle


Word count 669                                                    Locals from Igaluit on Baffin Island north of mainland Canada found what appeared to be odd pebbles which were exposed when the recent heat wave melted a layer of snow.  As the sun warmed the “pebbles”, their shells broke and flying insects … Continue reading Fly


    Word count 5129                                           Oregonian Special Californication Issue February 10, 2045 Over the last few years, the trickle of people moving north into the greater northwest has gone from a trickle to a torrent.  The population table tells the story: State/Province                      Population (000 omitted) … Continue reading Californication


Word count 5500                                            The Perfect Couple Everyone thought that Janet and Mike Wilkie were the perfect couple, and with good reason.  Both of them were as close to physically perfect as imaginable.  Janet was a tall Filipina – Irish mix and Mike was Italian … Continue reading Old


Word count 2873                                                       Jackie Helms was doing her periodic review of the employee groups’ health data for her employer Healthion Insurance, when one set of numbers jumped out at her.  The claims rate for Dark Hill Brewers was 45% of normal for similar size … Continue reading Dark


Word count 2315                                                       I’m out target shooting in the country when I hear the gravel crunch and somebody yells “Hey asshole, what are you doing?”  Without thinking, I turn and shoot him.  Well, shit, nobody should sneak up on somebody and scare him like … Continue reading Trigger