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Primal Objective

Experimental Science Fiction Short Story

Check out my experimental science fiction short story from the perspective of an android who kidnaps a human child in order to save them.

It was published in March and April 2020 in Volume 8 of Write Ahead/The Future Looms, a cyberpunk magazine from Britain and Zurich.

 

EXCERPT

[Primal objective: PROTECT]

[Scanning…]

 

Outside temperature: 55°F/13°C. Sunset in 1.34 hours. Waning crescent moon.

 

[Evaluate chest and arm pressure sensors]

 

Human male child, age 2.4 years. Asleep. Steady breathing. Body temperature within normal parameters.

 

WARNING: Outside temperatures dropping. Child clothing and blanket materials insufficient. 

 

[New objective: SEEK SHELTER]

 

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