Head’s Up

Just a short post here.

I decided to repost my entry earlier because I’ve pretty much changed my website from the ground up today. I’m finally in a groove, I think.

Here’s a list of changes I’ve made:

  1. Changed url from codysideadump.wordpress to just codywrites.com. I did this because I feel like the direction I wanted to take the blog has changed.
  2. Chose a new, more professional and fitting theme for the website. As I stated above, the purpose of this blog has changed. I want everything to fit with the atmosphere and flow of my website. The theme before really was lacking, in my opinion.
  3. Updated my About Me page to be a little more professional.
  4. Updated Menu options, hopefully with more to come in the future as I expand.

That’s about it for now. I’m sure in the coming weeks more things will change, but I think I am finally content with the way things are now. Also mentioned in my post earlier, I announced that I was working on uploading a short story to the site soon. I may or may not. As I stated above, the direction of this blog has taken a slightly different turn, so expect more quality content in the next few weeks not necessarily limited to flash fiction.

Let me know what you guys think of the new design, and read some of my previous posts if you haven’t already!

Just Another Day at Work

From r/WritingPrompts:

Simulation theory is becoming more popular as the days and weeks go by. The people running the simulation of our universe are starting to get concerned.


 

I sighed. Another long, boring day at work. You know, I was getting rather tired of maintaining this program. I don’t even know why they have us here, there hasn’t been an issue in years, but the boss upstairs wants it supervised.

“I’m telling you, Frank, they will catch on. It’s happened before. Christ, they even write stories and made movies about it already!” Tom, my manager, had told me. At Human Corp, we were all forced to act as human as possible, going as far to go by human names. It was protocol. He was explaining to me the reason we watched and waited, day in and day out, over this damn simulation.

I wasn’t too sure how the core mechanics worked as my only duty was to alert the techs of any humans breaking through the simulation. It was nigh impossible, but apparently some humans have before. Usually, we just delete their section of programming, effectively erasing them from existence. Things usually ran smoothly afterward. However, the last decade or two in the simulation has proven rise to something the humans called the Simulation Theory. They were starting to catch on, and if enough simulations caught on, we’d have to do something drastic.

It’d require another reset. The thing is, we couldn’t rewrite all of the code. It was too complex, and we had a good universe established. We’d have to simulate an apocalypse. We couldn’t do another meteor as that’d be to obvious.

I grabbed a sticky note, a human invention that we had copied, and wrote, “Nuclear war?” in case the time came.