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.

The Battle Begins

20 Jul 2022 12 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...   The Russians arrive. Back in our yard Sheila asked to take the three children directly to her loft. She knew her time with her son was limited and she wanted it all. She set them up with a movie and snacks while she dived into...

Pandemica continued

19 Jul 2022 9 minute read 3 comments Diomedes

Mexico City After Houston received us and our vaccine with open arms we sent an exploratory mission south, vehicles and gas tankers. They came back in three weeks unharmed. They met no resistance and found only a desert landscape, starving dogs in d...

What will people look like in a thousand years?

19 Jul 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

I came across this question on 'Quora' today. It sparked some thoughts and I read a dozen replies, most of them citing our slow evolutionary change in looks and declaring that we'd look almost the same as we are now. I knew this was a ridiculous ans...

Pandemica continued, part two.

18 Jul 2022 11 minute read 3 comments Diomedes

Previous Chapter ...   Sheila arrived on a bright morning, a soldier driving her in. We greeted her with hugs, Nancy was holding her child, squirming to be put down. Sheila knelt and gave him the tightest embrace, which he didn’t quite understand. We...

Pandemica, the last chapters.

17 Jul 2022 11 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

I'm taking a break from my autobiography to give you the last four chapters of my novel 'Pandemica'. All the earlier chapters were included in my posts from last January to March. The book is not yet published but will be available on another site so...

Fallen Angel

16 Jul 2022 10 minute read 2 comments Diomedes

The Fallen Angel continued What really happened. Madeline listening A few weeks later our office moved. The bankruptcy had begun along with the move to the temporary bunker. I was there and at our...

The Strip

15 Jul 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Fallen Angel A beautiful American journalist for the New York Times, now a crack whore of the projects of San Juan, met in a dive at three a.m. Cool wallpapers 2870179 Former journalist, crack addict, still stunning. We’d only been in the condo nine...

The Cat Woman and Bankruptcy

14 Jul 2022 11 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

The Cat Woman. Victor’s Match. The evening Victor rented us the furnished condo in Isla Verde he asked Mickey and me to come view it, since we were going to live there. So we came along, about six p.m. Of course we loved the luxury and the location....

New Vision Construction

14 Jul 2022 9 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Victor’s company, my creation. Choices remain, same people, different dress codes. To be fair I know there are men equally fastidious and on the opposite end of the spectrum, brutes among us that seem to belong to the paleolithic era, too crude in t...


12 Jul 2022 8 minute read 0 comments Diomedes

Madeline Dream on. Madeline.beige hair woman wearing black jacket photo — Free Blonde Image on Unsplash ( Madeline deserves notice. She was a blond Puerto Rican, a rarity, a gem. She was maybe five feet tall and ninety pounds, wi...