Rebecca hates that her sister-in-law expects the whole family to lie to Uncle Henry about what he is. He isn't really a person anymore, and he hasn't been for a while now. They shouldn't be expected to treat him like he's still family, but the kids all love him as much as they did when he was alive and no one but Rebecca seems to think that's weird. The whole family tiptoes around him for fear of hurting his feelings with the truth, but machines don't have feelings. Not even those that have been uploaded with the memories of loved ones who've passed on.
When tempers flare at a family picnic, an unexpected truth makes its way to the surface, and no one's more surprised than Rebecca to discover Uncle Henry isn't the only one they've been keeping secrets from.
"Surprise! You're An Android" is a short story of approximately 6000 words.