“Five Briefs – X” / A Memorable Fancy #412

Preparing his closing address to the jury, the defense attorney is having problems with his spell-check program. It keeps changing “accident” to “murder,” and “innocent” to “guilty.”

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There is machine karma – you didn’t think they’d be exempt, did you? Dead machines have another life as a different kind of machine. Wicked ones come back as garbage disposals or cat-litter-box scoops.

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My search is for someone worthy of being followed. Someone who will respect me, might even turn around and …

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It is forbidden to utter the magic word. One who does so would be rewarded with riches beyond measure. But once, the prophecies say, just one unpredictable time the reward for such uttering will also be the destruction of our world, and the world to come as well.

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Outside, four noble horses are slowly becoming mice.

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Terence Kuch’s speculative fiction novels * may be purchased directly from the publishers or via his Amazon author page, www.amazon.com/author/terencekuch

    *The Seventh Effect: a thriller from Melange Publications about a new kind of bioterrorist plot against the USA; praised by Kirkus Reviews.

    *See/Saw: a literary adventure from Ink Smith Publications about implanting memories, and a murder.

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