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He watched as his beautiful wife gave birth to their daughter. The three of them held each other as tears of joy erupted.

He watched as she took her first steps, cheering her on, her smile melting him.

He watched as he sees her stumble onto the road, a split second out of sight, struck down by a driver.

Suddenly he wakes up. Confronted by a mirror, he recognizes the face, the drivers face. The confusion settles.

He remembers now, it was never his daughter.

The death penalty in 2030 has been abolished, the alternative, makes you beg for it.

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    Ricky Moore over 3 years ago

    Thank you Jamie, this one is very much "black mirror" inspired!

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    Drew Martyn over 3 years ago

    omg talk about subverting expectations! Yes, Jamie's right, this is very provocative and I love it.

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    Ricky Moore over 3 years ago

    Cheers man!

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