K. Parr Books
Check out my experimental science fiction short story entitled "Primal Objective," told from the perspective of an android trying to protect a human child.
The story was published in volume eight of the magazine Write Ahead/The Future Looms.
[Primal objective: PROTECT]
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]
Dumpster. Wooden pallet. Abandoned vehicle. Door to building.
Identified: Chinese restaurant. Occupants?
Twelve heat signatures.
[New objective: LEAVE ALLEY, SEEK SHELTER]
WARNING: Police in pursuit. Incoming sound and visual. Identified: Sirens, flashing lights.
[New objective: HIDE]...