The Vinestead Universe

Everything you need to know about your favorite alternate reality in easily digestible blog posts.

The Vinestead Universe

State of the Network 2009

A collective groan filled Conference Room B in the Umbra Tower. Nearly 1,500 people had crammed into the 900-capacity room for a Q&A with...
Daniel Verastiqui
5 min read

A Night at Version 6

Somewhere along the way, the music shifted from an upbeat heart attack of hardcore techno to the mellow and near comatose strains of an...
Daniel Verastiqui
2 min read

Her First Kill

Outside, the buildings began to change, grow taller, reaching for a peak that would apogee in the center of downtown. Bonnie caught her breath,...
Daniel Verastiqui
2 min read

Thirty Minutes to Burn

You wish you had a girlfriend. You wish you had some friends. You don't like living in Provo. You haven't spoken to mom and...
Daniel Verastiqui
1 min read

A Capricious Welcome

For the first time, Ken could see the ceiling of the construct, hazy like a light-polluted sky at night. Instead of stars or a...
Daniel Verastiqui
2 min read

The Apple Quandary

It was done anyway. Danny knew it. So what did it matter how he greeted the man who had come to kill him? So...
Daniel Verastiqui
1 min read

The Engagement

Jane couldn’t stop staring at the stubby fingers her client had draped over the side of his polished dress shoe. Everything about Randall Cochrane...
Daniel Verastiqui
7 min read

Johnny’s Loop

When he was fifteen years old, Johnny San Vito logged into a military-sponsored, virtual reality BBS using his dad’s account and threatened to beat...
Daniel Verastiqui
10 min read