- Go to Your Favorite Music Player. Dig out your digital music collection.
- Maybe this is iTunes or Spotify, or use Pandora if you’d rather go that way.
- Hit SHUFFLE, then “Play.”
- Meaning, let a random song come bubbling up out of nothing.
- The title to this song is the title to your story.
My iPod gave me 'Citizen Erased,' by Muse and my brain gave me a drabble (100 words):
'She's perfect,' I say.
'Yes,' he says, because she is.
'How can we afford it?' I ask.
He doesn't answer, because we can't.
So I can keep her, this incredible recreation of our daughter, and ruin us. Or I can let her go, and we can have our lives back.
I fold her into my arms and lay a kiss on her synthetic hair. There's no smell.
'I don't love you,' I tell her.
I touch my finger first to the tear that runs down her cheek, then to my tongue. There's no taste.
It's an easy decision to make.