−103517: 5/5 STARS
Indestructible! The octocopter dropped it on the way from the implantation clinic and then a pizza delivery drone ran it over. Decanted a healthy human kiddo just yesterday. [Typos, brevity, and internal contradictions courtesy of my MindDirectUpload]
What if every time someone sends a text or an email or even a fax, a little bit of their soul goes off with the message?
And what if that someone dies, and you desperately want to bring them back to life, no matter what the cost?
Then you better get cracking on those physics textbooks, because in this story, the laws of electrons are the laws of magic. And electrons are entangled with souls …
The thing you must ask yourself is whether you love the man, or merely the memory of him loving you.
Also known as “Kara writes a story just so she can say she wrote Real Statue Fiction.” Wherein the statue of Sherlock Holmes–yes, that statue–takes up solving mysteries with a helpful swallow.
“Were Stars to Burn” in the anthology Girl at the End of the World, Book 2 (Amazon)
How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me. — W. H. Auden
“And Now, A Message From A Future Sponsor Of This Fine Publication” (first published in Eggplant Literary Productions: Miscellanea)
Forget life insurance–in the age of mind-uploading, what you need is afterlife insurance.