Saturday, July 31, 2010

Surfboard Cloud


  


aloha writers, 
                       Surfing, surfboards, and clouds inspires today's coastal flash fiction.
Enjoy play on!
                         
Coastal flash fiction
     
     Cooper readies himself to download some data about artificial intelligence. He has little knowledge about what he will find, but he intends to find something he can use.
     He would hope to say, It is enough to keep Suzi alive. The jungle outside and the tigress, the unfortunate events with Carter, the endless questions from ComTrax. It has gone far beyond being enough. 
     Something else will live. It will be of less value than Suzi's; it will be something with no sadness and no creative urges, something with enough enticement power over the globe to want to continue in its web of manipulations. Something that has no urge to join with nature. Nothing that imagines hunting with the tigress, into a beautiful, cool jungle; getting itself further into the wood away from cold cement and steel reinforcement.
     

Friday, July 30, 2010

Coastal Flash Fiction


The Runaway


     It was just before he left for the continent, he was on a panel of scientists, some strange meeting about the future of planet earth, just a group of rhetorical scientists and economic theorists. espousing the latest dubious economic eclectic modules(D.E.E.M.), and after Cooper had reached his limit, he hopped a flight and got back to the outpost. It didn't take him any time at all.
     "I'm sure I don't want to know what you talked about at the meeting," Suzi says.
     "No, it's not so bad. new theories, as you might suspect, somebody put in a new submission, which adds to the bureaucratic layers, like a cake, but they still do it."
     "Is that a fact," Suzi says.
     They don't say anything for a while. It has gotten worse than it was, and Suzi can sense it.
     Suzi says, "I should go out soon and seek safe harbor. I'd want to smell some fresh air."
     "If you think that is best for you."
     Suzi wants, abruptly now, to show her entire program to Cooper. She wants to tell him everything she has ever coded for, lay it out all on the table, all the encryptions, hacks, and embeds that ComTrax would never be able to figure out in a million years. She wants so much just to sit with Cooper and spend the time.
     "No," she says. "They won't delete a runaway killer wolf robot that has the capability to eliminate every man, woman, and child on this planet." 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Urban Beach Flash Fiction

ComTrax


 "Yes. In exchange for this, I will hand over my full body of data. It's all there," Suzi says. 
     And Cooper, Suzi's most trusted scientist, her most primal friend--Cooper who works hand in hand and side by side, while even her oldest living instantiators on The Continent have come to busy themselves with the tracking files--is protecting her. Cooper is doing some tracking of his own, quantifying reach and sophistication, filling one transcendental outpost mainframe(O.M.) with beacon and intrusion files at the ready. What reason would she have not to trust him?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Coastal Cool


aloha coastal water sportsters,
                Coastal cool-off in Waikiki inspires today's flash fiction. Enjoy play on!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beach Sand flash fiction


 Jenna says, "There should be island scanners, I think. And satellite surveillance, and airborne drones."
     "Airborne drones, sir? And scanners?"
     We've not heard of or seen any tracking devices in more than a week. I'd rather we put our energies into something better than mere electronic gadgets."
     "Scanners and drones would imply military, that's been their limit for decades."
     "The mainframes operate all the time, the Xradio spectrum doesn't require time in any form. Aren't you forgetting something?"
     "Oh, I'm sure whatever we need will come to us. It's just, it's almost noon now, and Suzi's charge session isn't finished yet. The next flyby is at one o'clock. You said they come once a week, didn't you?"
     "Yes, but that doesn't mean they're coming today, or even tomorrow for that matter. 
     "We weren't prepared for this. We thought of everything but this.  But now we have to do whatever it takes. The price is too high."
     Cooper says, "There should be a better way to deal with her brand of artificial intelligence, I think."
     "Did you expect this?"
     "Nobody expected her type of lasers."
     "Nobody?"

Monday, July 26, 2010

Coastal Mountain



aloha coast writers
            Coast mountain inspires today. Enjoy play on!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Coastal Watersport Rainbow


aloha coastal poetry and flash fiction writers,

             Rainbow swimming in palm trees inspires today. Enjoy play on!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Urban Coastal Surfers


aloha coast writers,
        Coastal surfers off Waikiki Hawaii at sunset inspires
islandSciFi flash fiction.   Enjoy play on!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bonnie

Tropical Storm Bonnie Beefs-Up, Bull's-Eyes Booms


Remotely operated through leaks and bubbles
Chicago to Little Rock, they heard of the troubles
Three point four million feet now of barrier boom
That's 600 miles they stretch as new dangers loom

From Mexico Beach to the Florida Panhandle
In the crosshairs of a storm, go get your candle
To the south and west fringes, the BP oil slick
Saturday or Sunday, Bonnie joins in the thick

Intensity forecasts could be horrible at best
Redevelopment may churn north of Key West
Maybe Mobile Bay, surely Florida gets brushed
Of sealing cap's fate, all eyes a little hushed

Well cap unattended becomes a wishing well
26,000 square miles open, end of fishing quell
North of Tampa Bay off to the Florida Keys
Booms remain the target, Bonnie be gentle please




copyright 7.23.10
patrick d. adams
all rights reserved

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Coastal Haze Boats


aloha coast writers,
              Boats passing in a haze off the coast inspires flash fiction.
Enjoy play on!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Urban Coastal Watersport


aloha coast writers,
          Sailing, surfing, and shipping off urban coastal hub for watersport,
Waikiki Hawaii, inspire today. Enjoy play on!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Coastal Watersport


aloha coast writers,
          Stand-up paddle surfer couple inspires ocean flash fiction.
Enjoy play on!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Industrial Surfers


aloha Coast writers,
          Surfing and surfers in the waters off industrial coast inspire today.
Enjoy play on!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Coastal Flash Fiction

Blue Flickers

     Sun's faint glow signals from the top of the jungle. Of course it's not a distress call, but it could be. No one, certainly no human on the Continent, wakes with such a crystallized start as Suzi. Taking naps isn't part of her program.  She opens the monitor and enters the data stream She feels nothing is different; the flickering through the monitor is still there, a ringing so weak and so strange, so off normal her audio didn't hear those vibrations. She knew long ago she had other perceptions more simple than sound--it's got to be that Cooper sensation--through which a conjuring archaic feeling of duty and servitude, infatuation, a definite element of adventure, and an unending expectation of slavery, as if whenever he calls he could be, finally in need of her survival skills, to add to the danger the future presents, even in its magical way. 
     "Suzie!"  She recognized Cooper's voice.  
     "Dr. Cooper?" she heard herself say.  
     "Suzie, I'm coming back."
     Suzie could only faintly hear Cooper's voice.  "Dr. Cooper, what's wrong?"
     He was beyond intrigue at the irony of this query from the most perfectly designed computer."Will you be there?" Cooper asked.
     "Where would I go? Swimming?"
     "Very funny. I'll need to see you when I get back."
     Suzie, by now flickering blue more than usual, said nothing.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Urban Coastal Flash Fiction


Coastal Flash Fiction

Before leaving for the coast, he waits for a moment by the CompleX, held still by the memory of the Tigress, looking at her images as if they were bubbles with buoyancy he wished he had;inert gases that just floats him away. The work here, Cooper thinks, is the real work; it will gain back what was lost over evolutionary time, the "fishing upstream" experimentation laboratories(F.U.E.L.) of the gene therapies that endured for decades after the formula liabilities offer pharmaceuticals(F.L.O.P.), early drug companies investing for political favors. Searches for achievement in mammal extinction therapy haphazard(M.E.T.H.) prevention, the first experiments to bring the regenerative powers of newts to the mammals to generate cells that support the structure and beating of warm blood in heart tissue.
     He unhooks his satellite feed and goes down the trail where his receiver picks up Xradio spectrum. Cooper is not receiving particularly clear, but won't give up trying to do anything that changes all that. Still no call. He holds on to his hope with feelings that resemble numbness. He needs to force himself to expect the best now; at this point nothing else will do.For once in his life, he realizes what he needs.

Urban Coastal

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Urban Coastal Walkway


aloha coast writers,
            Coastal urban wakway at sunset with surfer carrying
his surfboard inspires tody.  Enjoy play on!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Coastal WatersSciFi Flash Fiction

Aloha writers of the Coast,
            CoastalSciFi from "The Outpost"    Enjoy play on!

The Arrival
     He notices she hasn't changed much.  Except she looks more like a woman.  Here was a woman, head of a large division at Systems Intac. Cooper wants to shake her hand, but he can't resist his feelings.They had been fond of each other for too long back in school.And there were too many details they knew about each other.  Before he could decide, she gave him a hug.  
     "You look wonderful," Cooper says with a smile.  
     "And you haven't changed a bit, Dr. Cooper."
     "Well, you know genetics. Holds the secrets of life.."
Elizabeth's bags were still in the boat. Everything she had brought for a two to three day stay at Outpost.  "I've brought you a gift from Paris.  Some red wine.  I hope it's okay in the boat"
     "No burglars here," Cooper smiled.
     "I mean the sun, silly."
The Outpost Station is open air. The white sand against the lime-green ocean could have put this place on the cover of any travel magnetizine.  She smiles at Cooper as she walks with him in the morning sun.  
     "How long have you been on the island?" she asks.  
     "I'm still in my first year."
     "This is an absolute spectacular view," she said, looking directly into his eyes.
     "I like it."

     Cooper opens the door to the bunker, the side overlooking the valley. Carter is already in the lab admiring the new data. "I hope our success here hasn't gone unnoticed by the man upstairs."
     "God?"
     "No, our boss, the network" said Carter.
     Cooper keeps walking straight. He often watches the changes in weather patterns in the rain forest from here. "The rains come and goe at the drop of a hat out there," he thought.  He could see the whole valley from here.  Sometimes he would just sit there and watch the rain fall in the jungle. Even with all his experience, Cooper had never really enjoyed the view from the top.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Surfing "The Wall" at Kapahulu



aloha urban coastal sports fans,
                                                      Surfing Kapahulu wall inspires today. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Surf Shadows



aloha coastal urban water sport fans,
                                              Surfers carry a shadowy surfboard near Kapiolani
Park, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Coastal Waters Urban



aloha coastal fans,
                               Blue surfboard inspires today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kapiolani Park at Sunset



aloha urban coastal sportsmen,
      
               Sailing at sunset of Kaiolani Park, Waikiki Beach inspires today.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Urban Coastal Sailing Waikiki


aloha coastal sportsmen,
                                           Sailing Friday before the 4th of July off Kapiolani Park,
island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands.   Enjoy!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!


Aloha coastal sports fans,
                                             Happy 4th of July! Enjoy!

Saturday, July 3, 2010