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Vanish Effect: Chapter 4

Jonathan Briggs Jonathan got up to go into the kitchen, and as he did, he realized he was glad he had decided to attend his family event after all. Yet as he grabbed a drink from the dispenser, he began to feel odd. A light hum that he thought at first might be from a…

Vanish Effect: Chapter 3

Jonathan Briggs Once the work day was done, Jonathan usually didn’t have much left to do other than to entertain himself, but today he had a family social event that he couldn’t ignore. His sister Vanessa had told him that interacting via a life feed video camera and a display at the event wasn’t good…

Vanish Effect: Chapter 2

Vanessa Huggins Living in the north west end of Ottawa, Vanessa Huggins was used to its strong trilingual presence, with English almost being a minority. With Quebec being its own sovereign country, she had a hard time understanding why the French language still had such a large presence. Walking down a pedestrian avenue, she noticed…

Vanish Effect: Chapter 1

Before There are very few events in history that resonate throughout all time. Even the worst world wars only affect a few generations, and eventually, after all those directly affected die and are forgotten, such events become stories. Those stories are told over and over, but lack the emotional resonance to truly affect those whohear…