Short Form for the Web

Welcome to the web archive of 500 Words, a place for short-form essays and creative risks.

Computational Error

Computational Error was a series of stories from 2050 written by a machine intelligence. They are characters from a novel in progress. These posts are numbered and in series. If you’d like to read them in order, look for #1 and read up. To receive new posts in order as they come out, subscribe to 500 words. You’ll get short-form fiction and essays delivered directly to your inbox.

Computational Error #10

Computational Error #9

Computational Error #8

Computational Error #7

Computational Error #6

Computational Error #5

Computational Error #4

Computational Error #3

Computational Error #2

Computational Error #1

Wait, Wut

Wait, Wut was a series of posts written during the pandemic times of 2020. I was writing about what happens as we slowly accept the impossible. These posts are numbered and in series. If you’d like to read them in order, look for #1 and read up. To receive new posts in order as they come out, subscribe to 500 words. You’ll get short-form fiction and essays delivered directly to your inbox.

Wait, Wut #10 Looking Back From 2050

Wait, Wut #9 Incremental

Wait, Wut #8 Good Air Sometimes

Wait, Wut #7 Monday Starts on Saturday

Wait, Wut #6 Forever School

Wait, Wut #5 Power to the Police

Wait, Wut #4 the President Needs a Warning Label

Wait, Wut #3 We Need Pizza and We Need It Now

Wait, Wut #2 Zoom Infinitum and People in Boxes

Wait, Wut #1 Buying a Mask and Accepting the Impossibleness

The Counter Narrative

The Counter Narrative was a short fiction series written from the future with a family spin on the climate crisis and its eventual resolution.

The Counter Narrative #8 Powering Down

The Counter Narrative #7 the Reversal

The Counter Narrative #6 Forget the Details

The Counter Narrative # 5 the Selfie Ruined Civilization

The Counter Narrative #4 Sorry, Nature, for Our Thoughtlessness

The Counter Narrative #3 Out of Body

The Counter Narrative #2 He Won’t Stop Talking

The Counter Narrative


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