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Robert O'Reilly
Robert O'Reilly

Robert O'Reilly

I am educated in the Western Classical Tradition, B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in Latin and Greek, English major, one year at U. of Toronto, studied under Alain Renoir and Northrop Frye, read most classics full time for many years after university in French, English, Latin and Greek to the modern day. I am interested in the near future of technology, what changes it imposes upon our heritage and character as humans. Short stories and Essays are my medium.


Consciousness

17 Jan 2024 3 minute read 1 comment Diomedes

  Crawling out of the slime. Devonian era, our precursor. It was a mistake that almost erased the human race and the few of us left had but one mission in life, to correct it, or else lead lives hiding in the shadows without any purpose except survi...

Retro

12 Jan 2024 2 minute read 2 comments Diomedes

  I lived in the apartment above that entrance. I read an article today by someone imagining what salutary advice he would give to himself if he could send it back twenty years in time. He is forty now and supposed he had the chance for a few moment...

AI again

10 Jan 2024 2 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  We reached Austin the next day after staying in some cattle baron’s, or oil baron’s mansion in west Texas. It was over a century old and finely furnished, a strange place to find in what I would call a near desert of arid flatlands, stretching eve...

Blessings

7 Jan 2024 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Memories I was still hopeful that Sarah would miss us and rejoin our group as soon as we returned her way. Juliet was now in her third trimester and so our numbers were increasing, not the opposite. As the drive was a long one, with Ted at the whe...

Time

5 Jan 2024 2 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  It was sad to admit that our fragile expedition was now reduced by one, lessened, diminished in its potential. I felt myself responsible for this as a leader but as the five of us set out for Austin I sat in the back seat of the limo mulling over...

Majestic instancy

2 Jan 2024 3 minute read 2 comments Diomedes

  It was an oriental drama, an almost perverse scene, Babylon, and this was in daylight. Who knows what it was by night, as she’d been absent from our sleeping quarters the last three, without explanation. It was like when Alexander first broke the...

Omnipotence

31 Dec 2023 5 minute read 1 comment Diomedes

  We roamed the facility the next morning, ignoring the visor-clad, human droids as they went about their chores. We found everything just as we had left it until we came to the far end of the basement. There we saw a dead robot lying on an operatin...

Phoenix

30 Dec 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Sedona We set out again, the four of us along with June, at Ted’s insistence, and Juliet, this time in a limousine for a comfortable ride. Juliet had to be carried to her seat. We were still missing critical parts to her hip joints and she would n...

Symbiosis

29 Dec 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Sarah and Hannah had to review all the files that were now implanted in their heads on how to remove the uterus and ovaries’. One of our own women wanted a hysterectomy because of the incessant pains after her second child born this year. The timi...

Juliet

27 Dec 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

I resume my unfinished novel, after a long intermission caused by a string of unforeseeable sublunary vicissitudes. It was hard to fall asleep with such a clamour of voices only a few rooms away, even after the lively engagement of sex with the both...