“Undergrounders – III” / Memorable Fancies #598

      Something was traveling in the old subway tunnels, the abandoned lines. Expeditions had gone down into the tubes. Some never returned; others fled in panic before the thing from below was upon them. It rumbled like a train, but it was not a train. There were no more trains. <END>      If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, Reddit, Facebook, or other social websites.      Subscriptions to this blog are available at … [Read more...]

“Forward in Reverse” / A Memorable Fancy #390

    “That’s why we’ve had so much trouble with our new escalators – they’re basically human, the latest in adaptive technology, but over-engineered, more intelligent than needed for the simple tasks they perform, just like we humans are. They become distracted.      “Sometimes if they feel they’re not sufficiently appreciated by management or the traveling public, they refuse to function. Or what can be worse, they reverse suddenly, throwing riders to the floor of the station. This often … [Read more...]