Brutalist Stories

Short sci-fi stories in 500 words or less deriving from the stark style of the functionalist architecture, that is characterised by the use of concrete.

Brutalist Stories #29
8 days ago
“When did the call come in?” he said, pacing down the corridor bringing up the readouts and latest communications on his forearm implant. “2300 hours, sir,” the private replied, trying to keep up, dod...
Brutalist Stories #28
14 days ago
Two men and 10,000 bullets, that’s all it seemed to take, on the outside at least anyway. That’s what they all reported, fed through the feeds for weeks and months afterwards, the stories of heroism o...
Brutalist Stories #27
23 days ago
“You are fucking with our programme, Terrance!” I shout and hear him screaming out his insane laugh as I take the goggles off for a second to go over the top. They say never break out, never go over t...
Brutalist Stories #26
a month ago
Fifteen years? Seems longer somehow. Fifteen years ago they appeared in the sky. From Zero, things hit One pretty quickly. Boom, they were just there, one minute we’re alone in the universe, well, at ...
Brutalist Stories #25
a month ago
“—and what do we take from this?” I look down at them, give them a moment. Pathetic, soulless, shrink wrapped, and ready to pick up off a shelf somewhere in the annals of time; "One whole life: Wasted...
Brutalist Stories #24
2 months ago
“But I choose to walk a different path,” she looks up to me and says, those deep blue eyes heavy with the world that she creates for herself, needlessly. Closed and yet not quite alone. Apart yet not ...