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They sat together, an unopened box between them on the floor. The couple had been ecstatic when they had ordered the package. Now, they were afraid. Is this truly what they wanted? Was this state-of-the-art invention truly the answer to their prayers as they had hoped?
They looked into each other’s eyes, encouraging each other though they felt no strength themselves. Hesitantly, the man reached out, cut the tape, and opened the box.
The strange not-baby opened its inhuman eyes, and with a mechanical whine began to move, to speak.
“Mama, Dada”.
They didn’t want this.

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    Mike Arnzen almost 3 years ago

    CLEVER twist! I like this sci-fi story, and you do a great job building character identification by focusing on the desire of the "parents." ;-)

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