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Still in Beta

Science Fiction Weekly #17

Short Reads Series

By Neil A. Hogan

Published by Maldek House © 2018-2019

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Still in Beta

By Neil A. Hogan

Josie flicked her hair, adjusted her glasses and peered closely at the wired gel patches on my hand. "I'm not sure that contact has been made correctly." She peeled off one of the connections and repositioned it, then looked at the monitor. "Alright, the noise level has fallen. Better."

I sat in the chair, patiently, trying not to think about her intelligence, youth and beauty. I was probably the same age as her father. Though, I had heard this new generation weren't as concerned about age differences. The grey suit she wore hug her tight figure, and I tried not to imagine what was underneath. It might cause a problem for the experiment.

"Alright," she said, her lengths of blonde hair releasing some of her pheromones in my direction. "I think we're ready to begin."

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