The short story "Here Then Gone" by Degen Hill

Here Then Gone

In the future, the Exodus Project was implemented to curb overpopulation. On a person’s 75th birthday, an implanted microchip shuts down their nervous system and ends their life. (12,000 words)

Published by Scarlet Leaf Review - August 2019

Scarlet Leaf Review offers a forum for authors and artists whose works challenge the accepted forms and modes of expression.

Laborotics Cover - A Short Story


In the year 2100, Death row inmates get a second chance at life - their consciousness is uploaded to a robot to carry out manual labor as part of the Laborotics program. Is this a life worth living or is death the preferable alternative? (2,600 words)

Published by Eunoia Review - June 2019

Eunoia Review is a Singapore-based online literary journal committed to sharing the fruits of ‘beautiful thinking’.

Trivia: The word ‘eunoia’ is the shortest English word to contain all five vowels.