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They took my skin today.

Just peeled it off like so much cling film wrap.

It's been replaced, of course. A silvery metal nano mesh. It does the same job as my old skin, but it's much sturdier.

So now I'm silver. A mannequin of flexible steel.

There is pain. I can feel it. But the add on machines buried in my brain assist me in more than just memory, and access to the mesh-net. They disconnect the pain. Turned it into just a flashing light on a console that can be ignored.

Do not be afraid of upgrading.

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    Jamie Clapperton over 5 years ago

    Jeff,I love reading drabbles aloud and and am grateful for this excuse to talk a sing song cybervoice! :-)

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    Jeff Taylor over 5 years ago

    Now there's an image Jamie ;)

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    Jeff Taylor over 5 years ago

    I suppose it's a level of body horror. They could be taken to the extreme that they actually represent. Personally, while I'm all for assistive augmentation, I'd rather not upgrade ;)

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    Christopher over 5 years ago

    If it'll rid me of irritating skin conditions I've had to deal with over the years I'll be the first in line. And silver is my favorite color anyway.

    Great job, Jeff.

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    Jeff Taylor over 5 years ago

    Thanks Christopher 😊

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