"The Brain with the Robot Body" by Richard F. Yates

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Who knew? Putting a functioning brain in a machine body seemed like a good idea, at the time... But in hindsight, now that all of humanity has been made into pets (and not even cuddly pets, more like barnyard animals, stuck in pens and fed from slop-buckets), we can perhaps … (read more)

Who knew? Putting a functioning brain in a machine body seemed like a good idea, at the time... But in hindsight, now that all of humanity has been made into pets (and not even cuddly pets, more like barnyard animals, stuck in pens and fed from slop-buckets), we can perhaps see that giving an immensely powerful exterior to a free-floating consciousness---well, maybe we should have thought about that for a bit before we actually tried it.

Too late! The cat is out of the bag... Or the brain is out of the body... And Robot Monsters now prowl the streets looking for "organics" to capture and contain. And you and me---the last of the "squishies"---we're on the run! We're hoping (and hopping) to find a secret tunnel to Canada, where robotic body swapping is illegal. Thank GOODNESS they built that electrified fence, which causes robotic circuitry to get all fuzzy. (Robot-types hate feeling fuzzy.)

If we can just make it to Canada before they CATCH US, we'll... Wait... What's that clicking and whirring coming from the other room??? Our ROOMBA! It's tattled on us! QUICK! OUT THE WINDOW! We'll grab our BMX bikes from the garage, and head down the alley. Maybe we can hide in the blackberry bushes just past the abandoned baseball park until nightfall, then we'll make our way north...

[CRASH! The door comes busting in...]

Jump!!!

----Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool and Squishy Body Advocate...)


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