He arrives in a rocket. He got banished for coolness. And he disrobes a woman robot with his bolt cutters. Alex with an x must now survive and find companionship on a barren continent worse than purgatory. Exiled for his contrarian vibe, he intermingles with an immortal community of the coldest and cruelest Sky War survivors of all—internet hipsters.
Alex, having a knack for software over hardware, falls in love with a steel-clad vixen who has waited for centuries. She has her father's eyes and her mother's everything else. And Alex can't see her eyes. But faces never mattered much to him, and thus begins twist after twist of the bolt cutters and survival story alike. But on this post-apocalyptic dystopian landscape, the hardware always goes over the software...and far over Alex's head.
In "Only I See the Dots" Alex may find himself starving to death or starving for love.
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About the Author
Nicholas Stillman writes dark but entertaining science fiction. His weekly short stories and collections aim for variety and novelty with fun and thought-provoking twists. They often branch into dystopia, crime, horror, medical fiction, black comedy, romance, adventure, adult, and the completely new. Some of Stillman’s themes include civilizational collapse, addictions of the future, medicine in space, dark psychology, and the terrifying fate of our healthcare. Stillman offers monthly free short stories at StillmanSciFi.com. Get yourself free, easily accessible short stories for life--the perfect way for any science fiction fan to spend time on commutes or at home.