Replaceables
Replaceables
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Made of cold metal? smooth plastic? fragile glass? Throw it away.

Even when it takes a human shape.

Live long enough, you see all kinds of heartless things happen. Sometimes that's done in the name of convenience. At other times, loftier ideals such as elderly welfare take center stage.

Does everyone believe in that sweet charade? Probably not.… (more)

Made of cold metal? smooth plastic? fragile glass? Throw it away.

Even when it takes a human shape.

Live long enough, you see all kinds of heartless things happen. Sometimes that's done in the name of convenience. At other times, loftier ideals such as elderly welfare take center stage.

Does everyone believe in that sweet charade? Probably not.

Is that solace enough? Absolutely not.

So, one old lady vows to never become part of the stinking world that takes replaceables for granted.

How to prove that she’s succeeding? By saying farewell in a special way.

*A science fiction short story about being human.

 

Publisher: Ithaka On My Mind (March 25, 2021)

File size: 147 KB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English

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