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.

My Home

7 Aug 2022 14 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Jane and Mary. pexels-gary-barnes At the top of the stairs we parted ways.  I skipped any reading that night.  I just lay in bed, eyes closed, to review the events of the day.  It seemed like my real life was becoming just as much enriched and enh...

House guests

6 Aug 2022 6 minute read 1 comment Diomedes

  My humble abode, pexels-pixabay Mary looked up at us, stopped the tears and started laughing at such an out of place statement.  Jane and I sat down with a sigh, greatly relieved.  Mary was sipping her wine while Jane was fairly quaffing hers, pou...

The Beach

6 Aug 2022 9 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  The beach, Pexels-pixabay At the sports shop, looking through the racks of bathing suits I overheard Jane whispering to Mary, “I think Roland is rich so pick out whatever you want.  He can afford it.”  We all found what we liked and dressed there,...


5 Aug 2022 11 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Scout, CHAPTER TWO  I leaned back in the chair and began wondering about the motives of what I’d just done.  Was it an act of recklessness inspired by the memory of Rich?  No, I thought to myself, I don’t have a history of e...

A Tiny Chip

4 Aug 2022 11 minute read 3 comments Diomedes

  It was late Saturday morning when I got a call from my friend to meet on the avenue for lunch.  Jaime gave me the full update on the project, the latest shenanigans and said he was finally getting his break.  He already had his ticket and to board...

Human Trials

3 Aug 2022 17 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

    The chips intended for the human mind were the very latest and best efforts of nanotechnology.  They had ganglion threads to tie into their sectors and signal features that would allow them to talk between themselves, creating a web.  This would...

Roland House

2 Aug 2022 14 minute read 2 comments Diomedes

      CHAPTER ONE Roland House. The rate of change in this new millennium seems to be growing exponentially, moving so quickly in so many lanes that what’s ahead for us is fast becoming a blur. We are speeding out of control into a vast unknown. Sc...

Another Novel

1 Aug 2022 2 minute read 2 comments Diomedes

  Tomorrow I will begin to serialize another novel I wrote a few years back. It also takes place in the near future, in this decade, with developments that are taking place right now. I write about what fascinates me, what permutations we as human be...

Pandemica concluded

31 Jul 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...   nuclear silo cbsnews.comimages It didn’t take a genius to realize right away that these were the launch codes for whatever was left of our nuclear arsenal. As the pandemic spread in the first years the military realized it cou...

Naomi's story concluded

30 Jul 2022 18 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...   The forgotten beach house A few days later I drove to his beach house near Pensacola alone. It wasn’t fancy but it was secluded. It was just right for me. No one knew. I lived there in seclusion for over a year and made friend...