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IN THE FUTURE, WHEN WE ARE ALL ROBOTS

by Sophie Lee

 

FUNCTION

        name=Neighbor

        >"How is/has your week going/gone?"

                10,000 responses & counting

                       discomfort with choice

                                steps like     surgery

 

        >"You are such a riot!"

                become perfect

                mirror image

                        flashback, do not forget to

                                                               smile!

 

        >"We should do this again sometime"

                calculating probability

                                X , Y

                                       even bother

 

        proof(of function)

                                meet demand

                                & again

 

 

 

GLITCH

                        <head>

        </body>

 

  • else.if

                                        self-destruct

 

        ?>

 

 

 

 

OUTPUT

Hello Good morning Lovely weather we're having Nice to meet you Hello You look friendly How may I help you today Have we met before Hello ma'am May I please pet your dog She looks just like you Hello Are you free March twenty-second Today is my birthday Are your parents well Do not talk to strangers Long time no see Hello How is your job The stock market is Funny you should ask Please respond ASAP Thank you for noticing Have you seen the news Do you remember the first time we met Time really flies when you're Sorry I was late You have the same laugh Never enough time these days Next time I promise Don't be a stranger Please accept this Present I have never met someone who understands

About the Author

Sophie Lee is from Seattle, Washington. Her work has been published in Bluefire, Canvas Teen Literary Journal, and 4x4 Magazine. In her spare time, she does improv comedy, collages, and thinks about bees. She is currently a student at Columbia University

From the Editor

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