Workaholic

‘Black coffee,’ she mumbled groggily, placing her laptop on their bed.
She could hear his gentle snores as she walked towards the kitchen.

They found clumps of human hair and teeth arranged in what looked like columns and rows.  Forensics was largely unclear as to source.

The laptop battery was 100% charged.

The bed was unused, it was determined no one had slept in.

‘She quit her job, left town.  It’s a prank,’ they said.

Workaholic /wəːkəˈhɒlɪk/ noun
a person who compulsively works excessively hard and long hours.

 

Hermetic

 

She sat down at the table for two.

‘When do we start.. the.. umm,’ he stammered.

‘Today.’

‘Flawless,’ he thought, holding the baby close as he walked out of the building.

The cryogenic chamber slowly closed shut.

The production line was buzzing with rows of baby-machines hooked to monitors.

No one saw the possessive gleam in her wide-open eyes beneath the glass.
‘Zahra, Hussein, Latika, Jason and sweet little Abigail.’

 

Hermetic /həːˈmɛtɪk/  adjective
(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight.

Singularity

Arthur approached the ornate gate, lugging the big black bag.
‘Patience,’ he muttered.

The guard signed the papers.

Wilma poured champagne into tall glasses, ‘Congratulations Arthur darling!’
The guests clapped and cheered.

The wormhole opened once every hundred years.
To receive souls that needed redemption.
Souls of people that are not dead yet.

And Arthur always met his quota.

Singularity  /sɪŋɡjʊˈlarɪti/ noun
a hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence and other technologies have become so advanced that humanity undergoes a dramatic and irreversible change.