I think it’s easy in the 2016 election to get obsessed with the news, and all the ups and downs, the role that technology and the media play now – and I have for sure. So I guess it’s seeping into my subconscious, because one morning I woke up with this story pretty much fully formed in my head. I don’t know if you’d even call it science fiction, but I’d say it still fits under the term “speculative fiction.” Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
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Read the Story (3,900 words / 14-minute read):
Written and narrated by Rob Dircks
2006 • Kindergarten
A boy moved in next door. Last week. A boy like me. Mommy said I’ll have a friend to grow up with now. She knows everything. I saw her out the window talking to the other mommy, and I think they were talking about me, because she was pointing up to my room.
I met the boy yesterday. But I don’t know if we’re friends. He was smaller than me, but he acted big.
“You’re dumb.” He said.
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I love this story.