Theatre of Death


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Dystopian Short Story where Logan’s Run meets The Matrix
Faith. Hate. Love. Loss… Will it be enough to save him from death?

It is Kel Darnon’s 20th birthday and he has been called for Judgement in the Theatre of Death. There he must give the performance of his life, the performance he has been perfecting since he was born. Because the machines have won. And we are their slaves. Kept alive for just one thing… Our ability to entertain.
The Master Algorithms have the power to grant his freedom, but they must be satisfied. Sara, his forbidden love, has already sat upon the Chair of Judgement and the AI’s judged her worthy.
Will his faith that he and Sarah will be reunited save him?
Can he use his hate for the machines to his advantage?
Can their forbidden love reunite them?
And can he make the machines understand losing her?
Will it be enough to save him from death? Or will the Theatre of Death claim another token for the Chair of Judgement?

Theatre of Death is a Dystopian Science Fiction short story about a world where we are enslaved by Artificial Intelligence, and our freedom is dictated by the will of the machines.

The Acid Suite is a set of independent short stories that all share one thing in common, fiction that will corrode your mind.