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Safedates part 5–FINALLY!

Instead of going to work the next day, Ariadne visits Dr. Janison’s cubicle. She’s dressed conservatively for this meeting, appropriate for a woman in quarantine. Only a trace of gold shimmers in her hair. An opaque stocking clings to her body underneath an oversize … Continue reading

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Safedates part 4

Ariadne can’t go on much longer. Robert pursues her inquisitively. “Shall I draw you a bath? No? Then shall I make you breakfast?” Two months of this solicitude is driving her insane. Ariadne can’t wait to get to work, immerse herself in the … Continue reading

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Safedates part 3

Robert arrives fully programmed. His eyes are eerily human as he smiles at her. Ariadne’s facial pattern has been impressed on his visual receptors. She is the only human he will perform sexually for. He dips his head gracefully as … Continue reading

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Safedates part deux

“You get used to it very quickly. I married last year, and my husband and I prefer our surrogates to each other.” The doctor smiles brightly, unaware of the nauseating effect of her statement. “The skin feels like human skin. … Continue reading

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Safedates (1 of 3)

***I wrote this short story in 1994.  I am breaking this into three parts for readability purposes–hope you enjoy.  Oddly enough, I named the protagonist’s husband Tom.  Odd, the paths life takes us down! *** Ariadne waits in the showroom, … Continue reading

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