Release Day and the blank screen lit up with system stats for the Virtually Real Simulation. Chief Designer Barrok’s heart sank. Hundreds of users denied service. All around him, excited voices bounced off the metal walls of Service Central.
His chief aide tapped him on the shoulder. “Look at the news.”
Stepping back from the monitor, Barrok stared up at the news feed: “Virtually Real a Global Success, exploding all benchmarks.”
“I want it to be perfect.”
“I know, sir. Nothing ever is.”
Chief Never-Satisfied they called him. “Brilliant man. Impossible to work with,” they said, but never to his face.
This is my weekly submission for Friday Fictioneers, where every week we write 100-word stories inspired by the picture of the week. This week’s picture made me think of Ender’s Game and also how many times when creating something we forget to step back and see the big picture. For more fiction or to add your own, click on the blue froggy!