I’ve added my short story Sarah to my blog. Frankly, I wasn’t doing anything with it, so I figured I might as well put it up there.
The story was written for a little contest with the prompt of ending the story on an open-ended question. When I wrote it, I wanted the decision to be difficult. However, I didn’t want to make it trying to choose the lesser of two evils. Mostly, I wanted the reader to have to think at the end. Hopefully the story accomplishes that.
It’s about Ethan Pollard, a police technician that crosses paths with a beautiful Human Analog Bio-robotic. She’s on the run and has a head full of fragmented memories of a life she’s never lived. Only H.A.Bs don’t run away and they certainly don’t have some stranger’s memories.
The story is about 7,300 words, has a little bit of mild swearing, and is more about raising ethical questions than answering them. I’d call it PG-13.
What do you think Ethan’s decision should be?