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Jon knew, but he couldn’t say.
They were having the same argument they had just about every morning after enough drinks and enough time had passed.
Was it there? Or wasn’t it?
Tomas had burst into the bar saying he saw a delivery drone over the lake. Headed due east from downtown. That set Eddie off.
“The island is there. The island is there and it’s time we did something about it. It’s not right. It’s not right for them to be out there while the rest of us sweat. Sweat and beg and steal to survive. It’s not right.”
Eddie gestured wildly, talking to no one in particular but loud enough so everyone could hear.
Some people laughed. Some shook their heads, never looking up from their spiked soylent smoothies.
I wrote a short story about the Great Lakes and robots and whiskey.
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