My name is Jeremy, I am a student at Everett Community College, and an amatuer writer. I'm really mostly here to post short stories for the sake of feedback. I prefer my feedback raw, not sugarcoated, and will often fail to respond to a post that tastes like saccharine. (Ask the people that keep posting "tnks man!" on youtube.) Please no flamers, if you post just to to scream at me I will not engage you. Wether positive or negative, if you are unconstructive your post means nothing to me. I will post a content disclaimer at the beginning of each short story, regarding violence, language, sexuality, and offensive remarks. My writing is all within the same science fiction universe, most of the stories taking place in the early-mid 21st century. As of 2024, Earth has gone from the crapsaccharine world of today, to a war-torn crapsack world with a population in the hundreds of millions, only better in that at least the world doesn't try to hide the truth behind the thin veil of peace. Five national superpowers and five international factions have developed, all of which are very fickle in regards to their alliances. The immediate area around Earth, which isn't quite the same as the real world equivalent, is in the middle of an alien "cold" war, where nearly a century of conflict has slowed down to the point where it might be considered peaceful, if not for the border conflicts. Tension has been building since the war "ended" with the treaty of Perene in 2020, both sides gathering forces, searching for new allies, and waiting for their enemies to make their move.