Chapter three from book one in my near future sci-fi book universe, 2028AD.

Mike Koontz
Oct 22, 2018 · 5 min read

The first interlude is called, “they are dreaming something pretty strange and weird”.

Hey you, take a look at this.
- yeah?
Do you see this here? Keep an eye on that, and look now, when I add this.
Do you see? What do you think?
- mm, you know that is pretty freaky looking. So, is that real or just some glitch?
That´s what I was thinking too. But no, I do not think that it is a glitch at all. Our sleepers are going off the reservation, lol?
- What the fuck, when did this start happening? Have you seen this before, I sure have not.

Not sure yet, I am running diagnostics now on the entire stream, going all the way back to day zero, so we´ll know in a few more minutes.
But you know, I think this is pretty cool looking. It´s weird, yeah, but its cool. Something is evolving. And I like that.
- Cool? We are in the middle of fuck knows, zero contact with anyone else, we have absolutely no idea what is going on with our sleepers and you think that it is pretty cool?
How on earth do you function?
They are supposed to be neatly packaged, dreaming their time away like disconnected individual veggie popsicles until we arrive.

Ragnarok 5
[ a cargo bay of sleeping people & audio visual dreams.]

Well, the ai is clearly functional, we can see that, and all life support systems and vitals are all peachy bright.

So yeah, I think this is damn cool, life always finds a way you know. Besides the day crew is in need of new routines. Just imagine audio visual real time stories. It´s like waking up in a never ending dream powered by Hollywood.
This is going to be amazing.

Oh my fuck, fuck you and your relaxed attitude. We are talking about an entire colony!. We better not mess this up. What the fucking fuck!.
Complete fucking com silence for a whole bunch of fucking years!. And now this!!. This day could have started all calm and normal, but no way. We can not have that.

Relax man, you will give yourself a stroke just as we are about to touch down, and I can tell you, you do not want to miss going out and about on a brand new planet, you know, pissing your personal space and all. Creating real life history, yeah, I am excited. Can you believe it, soon we will wake these sedentary bitches up and boots on ground form a new home on a new planet. This is going to be to so fucking cool, so stop bitching man. You are such a pussy man. We are “moments” away from getting off of this metal tube.

Dreams from Ragnarok by Mike Koontz

What the f is wrong with you! Have you forgotten how fucked up Earth is?
And now this, what do we do if they all wake up like some fucking word salad. All fried and stupid with zero wits.
What do you propose we do if we wake up a bunch of veggie like zombies?

Relax and take 5.
Timeout for you. Take five and get your head cool.
Everything will be fine, all I am saying. The personal ai probably just got bored or something, I mean, its been locked up all these years inside of a singular person lost in deep undisturbed disconnected sleep, can you imagine how boring that must be for something that is supposed to be as conscious as we are. I mean seriously, I don’t think we thought the AI situation through properly before we launched the Ragnarok ships. Can you imagine being sentient and awake for decades without anyone to talk to, without being able to move and communicate?

You would fucking evolve too.

So it probably just found a way to connect to each other and now it has started sharing dreams and thoughts, ai and human made.
Wtf do I know, but I do know that this will be all ok. Better than ok, this will be amazing.

I know it will, and either way, we can do nothing but to roll with the situation, assess and take the fix and issues as they come.
So chill out and enjoy the show. It’s life on the edge of the world man. And no one is going to get any kind of help from you if you pop a vessel or two. Besides bitching about it does not solve it, right?. We can’t turn around and stock up on more sleepers.

This is it, it´s all we got man. Earth is whatever shape and form it is.
And the way goes straight forward for you and me, and this entire ship.

I have added this to the morning log, and I am putting two AI branches on real time audio visual monitoring.
Evolution man, its all it is. Take a walk. Breathe in and come back in five. And think about the free entertainment until we touch down. It will jolt some life in all of us.

Ok, ok, ok, I am gone.

And as the doors closed behind him, calm air instantly filled up the room as if the radiating energy of neurons and cells would propagate and spread like riled up wildfire through the air of any room that tried to contain the mass of an aggravated mind.

Calm silent moments later.
The low sound of slow walking boots to the steely ground returned to the room as the glass doors silently slid open 7 minutes later, carrying with them the relaxed air of a person at peace entering a room at undisturbed calm.
Do you feel that?. Calm air, breathing in and out, and all is well as we float through space.

- You are right. I am good now.

Buy and own my book ‘wings of a raven’, or wait for chapter four to show up here on ‘Beyond2c’.
ISBN: 9781537855714


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From the northern halls of the Vikings home comes this tribe of creative heralds. Writers, poets, photographers, creatives, great thinkers, fitness geeks, and experts. There are no stones and thoughts, and creative adventures left unturned in the pages of Beyond2c.

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