The Undoing of Flip Foster 💻 (Faust Retelling)

The Undoing of Flip Foster 💻 (Faust Retelling)

2K Reads 395 Votes 7 Part Story
Cliff Jones Jr. By CliffJonesJr Completed

MeFirst is a social shopping app that's taking the world by storm. In exchange for somewhat liberal use of your personal information, it will send a stream of free stuff and special deals your way.

Flip Foster is a postgraduate hacktivist who wants to expose MeFirst for the monster it's become. After he makes a Faustian bargain to gain access to their vast stockpile of data, will he be able to keep his focus? Will he even keep his soul?

Length: 5,800 words, 23 pages
Highest Ranking: #331 in Short Story (2016.06.27)

  • college
  • computers
  • cyberthriller
  • faust
  • featured
  • hacker
  • hacking
  • myth
  • mywattyschoice
  • onceuponnow
  • retelling
  • retellingsunite
  • scifi
  • shortstory
  • slipstream
  • social
  • stalker
  • tech
  • thinkfiction
  • thinkfictionunder
Dream_Craziness Dream_Craziness Jun 14, 2016
haha! This beginning is cute and fun, had a smile on my face the entire time! Flip sounds like such an interesting character ツ
MattiasL MattiasL Jun 15, 2016
You write pretty well for a guy doing indexes!  :)
                              
                              This was a great story - Goethe would have been proud!
CocoNichole CocoNichole Jun 17, 2016
Have you ever read Alif the Unseen? It's my only other encounter with hack culture combined with fantasy. Looking forward to see how far done the rabbit hole Flip will go. Good luck in the contest!
Kittybread Kittybread Jun 21, 2016
a descriptive beginning, and the type of writing to get a reader hooked.
roguespeaksriddles roguespeaksriddles Jun 17, 2016
Really impressive! I can see you being one of the 25 already.  Great work on narrative. Really like your name choices, as well. It really grabbed my attention! Can't wait to read on! Good luck!!
CrucialArt CrucialArt Jun 20, 2016
Good job.  Clever writing!  Check out my story if you get a chance.