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The doctor throws back his head and roars with laughter. “I see they’ve programmed you with a rather sophisticated sense of humor, too.”

This was not quite the reaction that I’d been hoping for when I set out to convince Green that his plan was useless. The psychological approach wasn’t working out for me. Programs deactivated while logic circuits cut in. “Wait a second doc,” the use of nicknames will perhaps soften him up even more, “You said I’m dying. What good will putting your mind in my body do if you still die afterwards?”

Green smiles a decidedly nasty smile. A rogue process cuts in, recommends that Green should see a dentist, and cuts out. “Ah, I’m afraid that you mistook my meaning, my mechanical friend. You’re going to die, because I’m going to replace your programming with my personality.”

“I guess I won’t be a hit at parties anymore.”

“But I will be.”

“You don’t know the sorts of parties I go to.”

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  1. Avatar lastsyllable

    Good last line.

  2. Avatar Ford Dent

    Why thank you! I was pretty pleased with it myself, especially as I added it on a whim. Wound up being a good final exchange.

  3. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    Wow… This went CRAZY! This man is most definitely a psycho in my book.

  4. Avatar beatnik307

    I agree, orange. Someone needs to write a sequel immediately.

  5. Avatar Oy

    Okay, I’ve read a couple of your stories, and I can’t help but asking, You did mean that to be a combination of names from the Hitchiker’s Trilogy (Of 5 books), right?

  6. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    To echo Orange: the doc’s a psycho! I’m on edge, here… somebody sequel soon!

  7. Avatar Ford Dent

    Oy: I did indeed. I came up with it after an intense soul-searching period where I couldn’t think of anything better.

  8. Avatar D.E DeWitt

    Hahaha. This is good. Great last lines. This sets up for a very intriguing story. Good job.

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