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100WCGU – Wk#45 – Prompt: There’s a real buzz about this place – 100 words – “Virtual”

12 Jun

“There’s a real buzz about this place,” Zoe warned.

At first Myles thought she meant this was a place where much was happening but it was true, there was a faint buzz. The sound seemed to be everywhere.

Somewhere far above, probing eyes looked down, “I’ll need to reset. They almost discovered the truth.”

For just an instant, Myles and Zoe’s world ceased to exist then reappeared but they didn’t sense it. They did realise there was no longer a buzz.

A thought again from above, “The people in this 3D Virtual World Sims version are the most realistic yet.”

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17 responses to “100WCGU – Wk#45 – Prompt: There’s a real buzz about this place – 100 words – “Virtual”

  1. Older Mum (@Older_Mum)

    June 13, 2012 at 00:42

    Ha ha ha …. very good. It brought make memories of the Truman Show.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:11

      Thanks for the comment.

      I enjoyed The Truman Show but found the idea of a child growing in such a public idea with actors pretending to care about them quite disturbing. Let’s hope we don’t allow media to every reach this level. Jim Carrey was brilliant.

       
  2. annahalford (@anhalf)

    June 13, 2012 at 01:56

    What a super interpretation of this week’s prompt. I took it literally and went down the bee route 🙂

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:13

      Thanks for the comment.

      I toyed with the literal but my mind tends to wander in different directions. I like the challenge of looking for more unusual interpretations. 🙂

       
  3. Sandra

    June 13, 2012 at 15:17

    Great interpretation – highly original. And loved the illustration – perplexed dismay. Great.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:15

      Thanks for the comment.

      It was fun to see the prompt in non-literal way. 🙂

       
  4. Gilly Gee

    June 14, 2012 at 06:15

    Brilliant made me laugh!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:15

      Thanks for the comment.

      It was a fun idea. 🙂

       
  5. jfb57

    June 14, 2012 at 06:26

    Now this has got me wondering. Are we in a different plane or planet? I love the use of the buzz though. I’m off to think some more Ross!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:16

      Thanks for the comment.

      We are on the other side of the world to each other so it is a little close to off the planet. 🙂

       
  6. newpillowbook

    June 14, 2012 at 09:15

    Funny! I guess there was a bug in the program – so a buzz would be appropriate 😉

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:18

      Thanks for the comment.

      Many years of experience with computers (over 35 years) has shown me some problems simply need the computer to reboot. 🙂

       
      • newpillowbook

        June 21, 2012 at 09:55

        Yep! Power cycling fixes a LOT.

         
  7. Emily

    June 16, 2012 at 22:57

    Amazing

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:18

      Thanks for the comment.

      It was an unusual idea. 🙂

       
  8. Brian Benoit

    June 19, 2012 at 06:17

    Ha, I got that Truman Show vibe too – nice job! I remember playing the Sims…ahh, great times.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:20

      Thanks for the comment.

      The story did have some sense of The Truman Show. At least in this case the subjects were virtual but it makes me wonder if, in the future, the likes of SIms becomes so realistic the characters worry about those from above. 😉

       

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