Category Archives: Michael Heneghan

Drabble: 12,000 Likes by Michael Heneghan

by specklit

‘11,100,’ he thought.

He tweaked the little metal splinter on the back of his neck. It gave him an ice-cream headache.

Everyone googles themselves sometime, but he’d never found before.

Neatly taxonomized were personal opinions, secret opinions, embarrassing memories, family secrets… sexual fantasies. Everything.

Horror quickly took the place of shock when he realized it was updating in real-time, putting online pictures and video that could only have been taken from behind his eyeballs.

Refresh: now it showed him in the mirror, pliers in hand. The counter had gone up – over 12,000 now.

‘This ain’t so bad.’


Author’s Note: Privacy has become a commodity that sells.

Drabble: Heaven by Michael Heneghan

by specklit

He’d found himself in Heaven quite by accident. He wasn’t sure that he’d worked up the necessary points, but they said there hadn’t been a mistake. Who was he to argue?

He didn’t like it. Everyone was so pleased with themselves, always getting what they wanted. He’d spent his whole life not getting what he wanted.

He said he wanted it to stop. They said no. He said he wanted it. Wasn’t that supposed to be how this worked? They said he had a point.

So he got what he wanted. To Hell with everyone else.

He says he’s sorry.

Author’s Note: Some people are only happy when everyone else isn’t.

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