This week’s Microfantasy Monday theme is ‘Seasons’. Thanks as always to Miss Ang, the Sweltering Celt, for giving us the prompt and continuing our Microfantasy Monday fun.
I stepped up to the control panel and asked, “What’s your favorite season?”
She shook her head slightly, the way people sometimes do when they’re lost in thought and trying to clear their minds. She looked up, into my eyes, as if seeing me for the first time. “Um.. fall, I adore fall.”
I scrolled down through the menu items and made a selection. A deep thrumming sound came from the door beside the control panel, terminating in a friendly “Ding!” as the light above the door turned from red to green. The door slid open with a smooth hiss and I reached for her hand as I stepped through it, “Come right in, let’s take a look around.”
She stepped in beside me and looked around, her eyes wide with wonder and delight. We stood on the gravel path of a tidy flower garden, complete with fountain and benches. As the path wound away from us, the garden got wilder and wilder, until in the distance, we could see hills crowned with towering evergreens and skirted with deciduous trees decked out in autumn colors. She closed her eyes, a happy expression on her face as she inhaled the crisp air laced with the scent of woodsmoke and the tang of vegetation past its prime.
Then she turned to me, her eyes lively with anticipation.
I returned her smile and handed her a small device, “The next step is to choose the physical configuration you’d like me to take before we continue. Have you done this before or would you like me to show you?”
Her smile grew as she began to page through my configuration wizard, “Oh, I know exactly what I want… ” and my body grew warm and began to hum as her selections took effect on my form.
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