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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.


Weed

20 Jun 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  The next morning we parked our horses in the nearest fenced field, borrowed the nearest truck and drove south at full speed. Our road approach would take us to the farm first. But just as a precaution I decided to use my old tactic. I stopped the...

A Plan

19 Jun 2023 4 minute read 1 comment Diomedes

  Sarah, though ten years younger than me, became my new crutch through these wanderings and adventures together, through all our long late night talks. She had taken the place of Dora in my life as my love, as Dora abandoned any interest in me on o...

Numbers

18 Jun 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Dora didn’t finish programming Pan until a full week after we completed the other three. She'd come up with a slightly altered plan in his design and was able to fit another petabyte of hard drive into his guts. Dora requested that we perform the...

Juliet

16 Jun 2023 5 minute read 1 comment Diomedes

  Juliet After the six day trip across the Pacific we found the lab just as we’d left it and set to work. We had all the components to make four more Dora-like beings and the robots were already there, all female of course and lovely. While Ted and...

Brother Pan

15 Jun 2023 2 minute read 1 comment Diomedes

  The next morning we sped away, hours before our late night poker players could possibly wake up. Once again this surreptitious departure took a toll on me. It seemed like this was becoming a theme in my life, from my first flight into the woods wi...

Gamblers

14 Jun 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Once again I realized that we’d struck out in finding any useful additions to our colony. Since it was already late afternoon and there were no towns along the highway heading east for many hours, I took them up on there offer of staying the night...

Viva Las Vegas

14 Jun 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  We entered the magnificent glassed-in lobby then up a few steps to the casino floor and there in the middle were six people seated at a black jack table playing cards, drinks and ashtrays beside them as they were all smoking cigarettes. They looke...

L.A.

13 Jun 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  Our probe into Dora’s mind ended with that. As we discussed it after she left we both realized that if you give any living creature the same strengths and weaknesses we have and place them on a planet full of dangers, they will naturally evolve al...

Gravity

12 Jun 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

  We arrived back at the lodge in the evening, two days gone. Sarah confronted us at the entrance: “Well, I hope you’ve worked out your issues. But I’m glad that you’ve returned.” “We have, and I expect your support. Dora has been going through a ro...

Pandora

11 Jun 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

I've decided to continue my story. Of course I had to change a few lines in the last episode entitled 'The End.' I'll include the link to that at the bottom.       But then I stopped myself, the lenses an inch away from my eyes. The anger this scene...