Pete’s newest short story, “Mission Concept,” will be published June 21 in the Summer 2017 issue of Flapperhouse! Flapperhouse is a literary journal with a particular & peculiar focus on the surreal, shadowy, sensual, and satirical. It’s the brainchild of Joseph P. O’Brien and has featured the work of Carroll Sun Yang, Kristine Ong Muslim, Leland Cheuk, Maria Pinto, and many, many flappy others.
“There Are No More Secrets On Planet Earth” is a speculative fiction short story set a future where technology has allowed mankind to view the entire history of the Planet Earth on their television sets.
Here’s an excerpt:
Every secret ever lied about, covered up, buried, or repressed is now available for all to see, or is in the process of becoming available for all to see. The entire history of Earth, viewable by anyone with a $10,000/week subscription to Ectoscope™ or even a pocket full of credits to pump into a pay-by-the-minute Ectoscope™ Arcade machine.
Who would’ve thought time travel would turn out like this. No complicated machines, no wormholes, no lightning orbs, no silver DeLoreans, no spaceships slingshotting around the sun, no ancient magic awoken from the tomb of Qin Shi Huang.
None of that.
Just a really powerful telescope. A telescope with unlimited resolution and computers to track the trajectory of Earth’s reflection through space from today all the way back to the Big Bang.
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