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         The subject line said "From Daine about the socks," and although he didn't know any Daine he knew at least one Diane, having slept with her just the previous week. Socks? What was this about socks?
        He clicked and the message came up:-
        "DO YOU WISH TO REFORMAT YOUR PLANET? CLICK YES/NO."
        He blinked at the message, trying to figure out the product. Viagra? Personalized T-shirts? Ten billion dollars in unemployed cash stuck behind some central African firewall? No. There was nothing apart from the choice.
        "Can't be worse than what we've got now," he said, and clicked YES.
        If he'd been using a decent operating system, it might have worked. But as it is, ten million years later, we can still hear him screaming, faintly, stuck forever behind the Blue Screen of Death.

the end


very short story about blue screen of death flash fiction alien sf flash fiction bluescreenofdeath sci-fi flash sifi - short flash fiction story by Hugh Cook


EMOTION


"No emotion, no emotion! If you're going to die in space we need emotion!"
UNDER THE ALIEN YOKE


        When the aliens arrived on planet Earth, one of the first things they did was to ban ice hockey.

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This flash fiction story REFORMAT
first posted online
2003 June 11 Wednesday
Copyright © 2003 Hugh Cook
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