The Midas Touch Application

Natalia Corres
5 min readJun 23, 2021

This was originally written as a Flash Fiction for a now defunct content platform. It is a speculative horror fiction. Enjoy!

Greg, Juliet and Manoj wrote code for a discreet company of unknown origin. All they knew was that the pay was stellar and the resources amazing and the company provided all of their specialized, souped up hardware and software; as well as the paying for the fastest connectivity available.

In point of fact, they had never met the people who paid their wages, nor any of the other programmers, user acceptance staff or engineers. They…