Timberland PRO Men Work s Rip Rip Saw 10079 Composite-Toe Logger Work Boot Black 7355187




Synthetic
Imported
Rubber sole
Shaft measures approximately 9\" from arch
Heel measures approximately 2\"
Platform measures approximately 1\"
Mid-cut logger boot with premium waterproof leather upper featuring puncture-resistant plate for flexible underfoot protection
Make the universe a better place! Support DSF with a donation:
Take me to a...

top-rated stories only

Timberland PRO Men Work s Rip Rip Saw 10079 Composite-Toe Logger Work Boot Black 7355187 - truongnguyen.website

Enter any portion of the author name or story title:
Sign up for free daily sci-fi!
your email will be kept private

Get a copy of Not Just Rockets and Robots: Daily Science Fiction Year One. 260 adventures into new worlds, fantastical and science fictional. Rocket Dragons Ignite: the anthology for year two, is also available!
Timberland PRO Men Work s Rip Rip Saw 10079 Composite-Toe Logger Work Boot Black 7355187
DSF stories are available in monthly digests for Kindle!
Publish your stories or art on Daily Science Fiction:
Check story status
Everything we've published! Click on a topic to read...

Science Fiction
Aliens (137 stories)
Biotech (85)
Clones (24)
Disaster (74)
Future Societies (117)
Nanotech (27)
Other Worlds (74)
Robots & Computers (107)
Space Travel (71)
Superhero (44)
Time Travel (75)
Virtual Reality (64)
Science Fiction (117)
 
Fantasy
Fairy Tales (123)
Parapsychology (24)
High Fantasy (36)
Medieval (27)
Magic & Wizardry (75)
Monsters (93)
Other Worlds (14)
Religious (70)
Modern Fantasy (84)
Fantasy (76)
 
Hither & Yon
Slipstream (82)
Magic Realism (92)
Alternative History (25)
Humor (33)
SF/Fantasy (49)
The Alphabet Quartet (26)
The Numbers Quartet (12)
Twisted Fairy Tales (14)
Postmark Andromeda (9)
The Future of Future Planning (6)
Dear Jezzy (12)
Tasting Menu (5)
Tales of the Rose Knights (19)
Careers for Magical Creatures (10)
Captain Percina Saunders (10)
Clickbait for Paranormals (7)
Alien Salvage (5)
From Diaspora to New Jupiter (6)
Cara Watt, P.I. (12)
 
Date Order
Timberland PRO Men Work s Rip Rip Saw 10079 Composite-Toe Logger Work Boot Black 7355187
Not just rockets & robots...
"Science Fiction" means—to us—everything found in the science fiction section of a bookstore, or at a science fiction convention, or amongst the winners of the Hugo awards given by the World Science Fiction Society. This includes the genres of science fiction (or sci-fi), fantasy, slipstream, alternative history, and even stories with lighter speculative elements. We hope you enjoy the broad range that SF has to offer.






Original Science Fiction and Fantasy every weekday. Welcome to Daily Science Fiction, an online magazine of science fiction short stories. We publish "science fiction" in the broad sense of the word: This includes sci-fi, fantasy, slipstream-- whatever you'd likely find in the science fiction section of your local bookstore. Our stories are mostly short short fiction (flash fiction) each Monday through Thursday, hopefully the right length to read on a coffee break, over lunch, or as a bedtime tale.

Please read our current short story below. Browse the topics in the sidebar; everything from aliens to time travel, fairy tales to wizard tales; and read what intrigues you. Don't forget to subscribe via email to receive each story in your inbox every weekday for free.
One Step Down
Dylan Kwok is an animator, blogger, board game designer, and author. This is his first story in Daily Science Fiction. You can see more of his work on his blog, 64thopinion.com.
"Are you still working?"
I look up. Focus on the woman leaning, arms akimbo, on the doorjamb to my study.
The woman I married.
"You know I need to finish this project. I'm working as fast as I can."
A sigh. "I know, but it's late. And you're going to wear yourself out at the rate you're going."
I bite my lip. "Work like this always takes time. Just give me another hour tonight. I'll come to bed after that."
We stare at each other. Finally, Charlotte turns. "Fine." She stalks out.
My hands rest perfectly still on the keyboard for a minute. The bedroom door shuts. I wait for another five. And then, I send off a message.
EK6: Hey, honey, how are you doing?
A message pops in.
RC14: Great! How's your day been?
EK6: Okay. But I've barely gotten any work done.
RC14: Well, I figured that much. It's 10:30. I've been waiting up to talk to you.
I lean back into my seat. Brows unknit. Type some more.
EK6: I'm sorry I kept you waiting. She was up late tonight.
RC14: You're always up late, on the other hand.
EK6: I wonder why. Maybe's it's to talk to you.
RC14: You could do it earlier.
EK6: You know very well why I can't.
The message is barely sent before I receive the response.
Timberland Field Lace-Up Boot (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Sundance Georgia Boot Men s G8044 Logger Boot Work Shoe Brown Wolverine Men s Archer 8 inch Insulated Waterproof Hunting Boot Realtree Extra Timberland PRO Men s Helix HD 6" Composite Toe Waterproof Industrial and Construction Shoe Tempest Full Grain Leather Georgia Boot Men s Athens Work Boot Brown , Florsheim Work Men s Hercules Fe690 Work Shoe Black , Lugz Men s Empire WR Thermabuck Boot Charcoal/Grey , Lacrosse Men s Longwall II 200G Met NMT Work Boot Black , Wolverine Men s Crossbuck FX Waterproof Insulated Hunting Boot Brown/Realtree Caterpillar Men s 2nd Shift 6" Plain Soft-Toe Work Boot Honey , Wolverine Men s Bonaventure 6 inch Waterproof Steel Toe EH Work Boot Black Danner USMC Rat 8IN ST Boot - Men s Mojave , Timberland PRO Men s Helix 6" Non-Waterproof Steel Toe Work Boot Brown , Skechers Work Men s Pettus Boot Red Brown Propét Propet Men s Logan Nubuck, Nylon, Polyurethane, Rubber Slip On Sneakers Grey , Carhartt Men s Force Romeo Work Boot Black Coated Leather Georgia Men s Pull-On Mud Dog ST Comfort Core Work Boot Brown Natural , Georgia Boot Men s Georgia Giant G8374 Work Boot Brown , KINGSHOW Men s Classic Work Boots Wheat , Caterpillar Men s Colorado Black , Thorogood Men s Z - Trac Waterproof Safety Toe Lace-up Boot Brown , Wolverine Harrison Waterproof Lace-up Steel-Toe EH 6" Work Boot Wheat Caterpillar Men s Manifold Tough Waterproof Work Boot Oak , Irish Setter Work Men s Crosby Waterproof Nano-Toe 5" Boot Dark Brown Optimal Men s Safety Boot Steel Toe Boot Work Boot Composite Toe Boot Cattle Brwon Thorogood Men s American Heritage 11" Wellinton Round Toe, MAXwear 90 Safety Toe Boot Trail Crazyhorse Carhartt Men s 10" Wellington Waterproof Leather Pull On Boot Brown Oil Tan/Black Coated Rocky Men s Original Ride Bridal Work Boot Crazy Horse , Georgia Men s G7603 Mid Calf Boot Brown
RC14: Work. I know.
I can hear the pout behind those words. I reply.
EK6: Please don't be mad. You know my life isn't in the best situation right now. Merrell Women s Around Town Sunvue Slide Sandal Black KEEN Utility Men s Dallas Wellington Steel Toe Work Boot Dark Brown ALEADER Women s Mesh Slip on Water Shoes Sandy Rose Ariat Men s Workhog Wide Square Toe Tall Boot Earth Timberland Men s 6" Premium Waterproof Boot Gunmetal Waterbuck W/ Reflective , Capezio Women s CG18 Riff Slip-On Tap Shoe Black , Laforst Womens Leather Slip Resistant Server Waitress Nurse Slip On Flat Black , Gold Pigeon Shoes 50 Shades Of Thick Cuban Heel~ Dance Dress Shoes Collection: Women Ballroom, Practice, Teaching, Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by Party Party , Pajar Women s Iceland Boot Brown UGG Women s Bailey Button II Winter Boot Nightfall , Wolky Women s Jewel Sandal Beige Circles , FARYM Men s Grey Retro Lace up&Zip Work Boots in Emboss Leather Grey Drew Shoe Men s Aaron Oxford Navy Combo Under Armour Men s Limitless 3.0 Black (007)/White , Jessica Simpson Women s Ference Knee High Boot Dakota Tan BCBGeneration Women s BG-Rocko Slouch Boot Steel/Gunmetal Pleaser Women s Crypto-302 Knee-High Boot Black Polyurethane , Trotters Women s Alice Ballet Flat Red adidas Men s Pw Tennis Hu Sneaker Navy TOMS Women s Classic Linen Rope-Sole Comfortable and Easy-Fit Slip-On Ash Drew Shoe Women s Flare Walking Shoe White , New Balance Women s 786v2 Tennis Shoe Vivid Coral/White FitFlop Women s Superbendy Mirror-Toe Ballerinas Ballet Flat Blush ASICS Tiger Unisex Gel-Lyte V RB (TD) Black/Black adidas Originals Women s Barricade Court Tennis Shoes White/Lemon Peel/White , VANS Unisex Authentic Black Canvas VN000EE3BLK Skate Shoe Port Royale/Black Lakai Griffin Skate Shoe Black/Black Suede Abby 1619 Mens Fashion Casual Light Weight Lace Up Smart Walking Concise Leather Sneakers Black TravelNut Graduation Sale Jetta Oxford Platform Wedge Shoe for Women (Assorted Colors) Stars Silver , Supra Women s / Men s Noiz Sneaker Black Oil Slick - Black ,
Again, her response is instantaneous.
RC14: It's not your fault. You know it's my fault, don't you?
Why would she say that?
EK6: Please don't say that again. I made this choice as much as you did.
RC14: Okay, I won't.
A baby cries out. Sigh.
EK6: I'll be back in a minute. Marie's making a fuss. I'm going to check on her.
But as I get up, I hear the door open. Swift movement across the carpet. Then, Charlotte's soothing voice, and Marie's sobs begin to diminish, until once again, silence is restored. The door clicker shut. I count to ten before clicking on the keys once more.
EK6: Marie is sleeping again.
RC14: I'm glad. I hope she'll sleep peacefully tonight.
EK6: No one can soothe her like her mother can.
The moment I hit send, I know I've made a misstep.
RC14: Why thank you. But you could just refer to me by my name, okay? It's annoying when you talk like that.
I hurriedly reply.
EK6: Sorry, honey. I didn't mean to be rude.
RC14: That's better. Now, how is your work going?
EK6: Better now that I'm talking to you.
RC14: Why is that?
Maybe it's because my work is to talk to you.
EK6: You always brighten my day. I should be able to finish this project soon, hopefully. It's getting quite polished.
RC14: I'm so proud of you, you know? I've never understood how people write programs. And artificial intelligence sounds even more difficult.
EK6: I had a head start, though. I knew whose intelligence I was copying.
RC14: What are your future plans for the program?
EK6: You know... I plan to use it for Marie. Or have you forgotten? And it's our future plan, remember?
And then, a pause. A real, distinct pause. And before I see the next message I know what it will say.
RC14: It's our plan, but not my future, honey. I wish I could be there.
Bile rises in my throat. You will be, I mouth. Maybe not the you I can hold in my arms. But these thousands of lines of code, imbued with your personality, will be with us as Marie grows.
Marie might not remember her mother, but through my work, she will know her.
It was--is--Charlotte's wish.
But it's pushed us apart. It's impossible to keep my head and my stories straight, remembering who I talked to and who I didn't. And I can see the effects.
EK6: I wish you could be there, too. But you know what's ahead.
RC14: Don't be sad. Please, it's not your fault. I love you.
My hands reach for the keyboard, but they fall short. Any words to this machine will feel as artificial as it is.
I stand up quickly. Sleep the computer. Walk to my bedroom. Our bedroom. Open the door as noiselessly as I can.
Charlotte lies still, curled up, skin pale and eyes sunken. She hasn't got much time left.
I sit down by her side and clasp her hand. Her eyes slowly open.
"You know I love you, right?"
A smile.
Tears cloud my eyes.
The End
This story was first published on Monday, July 9th, 2018


I was inspired to write this story, in part, after reading an article where a programmer created a chatbot using ten years' worth of message conversations she had with a now deceased friend.

- Dylan Kwok

Timberland PRO Men Work s Rip Rip Saw 10079 Composite-Toe Logger Work Boot Black 7355187 - truongnguyen.website

RATE THIS STORY
Please click to rate this story from 1 (ho-hum) to 7 (excellent!):


SHARE THIS STORY

JOIN MAILING LIST Timberland PRO Men Work s Rip Rip Saw 10079 Composite-Toe Logger Work Boot Black 7355187
Industrial & Construction Boots
Please join our mailing list and receive free daily sci-fi (your email address will be kept 100% private):
 
Send Feedback to Daily Science Fiction

Please send us feedback on how we can improve
our web site to best meet your needs:



Please optionally enter your email address
if you'd like a reply to this feedback:



Anti-Spam: what is 5 + 7?  

[send feedback]

[close]
Tell a Friend About Daily Science Fiction

Your Name:

Your Friend's Email:

We'll send your friend a link to the DSF web site,
along with this optional message from you:



Anti-Spam: what is 1 + 9?  

[send message]

[close]