Into the Arms of Digital Angels

Avatar Author: BA Boucher My ficly "Into the Arms of Digital Angels" (http://ficly.com/stories/2740) was expanded into a short story which got published! Check it out here: https://www.lulu.com/commerce/index.php?fBuyContent=8298552 T... Read Bio

His death was fast. So that’s a good thing.

I guess, I don’t really know. All I do know is the poor kid has arms and legs in angles I didn’t really even know was possible.

The coroner said that the arms are like that because the bones were near shattered upon contact.

19 years old and he ended up looking like a swastika made of burnt meat.

Christ he smells.

The tech nerds at the station were able to leech some information out of the hardrive. Lot’s of messages and tweets, whatever the hell those are, to a porn star named Delilah Stone. She runs a virtual sex site, complete with user input.

When I asked the tech nerds what that meant they showed what looked to be a blood pressure cuff, complete with Delilah’s open mouth and logo on the side.

Coroner rules it death by electrocution through the penis. The cuff constricted so much his member entrapped him before it disintegrated.

Ah, young love ain’t what it used to be.

I pick up some flowers before I go home.

I love you baby…

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  1. Avatar Spiderj

    Techno-noir porn. Or something.

    “a swastika made of burnt meat” is about as original a description of a corpse I’ve ever seen. And the voice of the narrator is just the right side of pastiche. The last line sells it to me completely and makes me think this character has a novel in him.

    Excellent title as well.

  2. Avatar BA Boucher

    That challenge I posted for Inanimate Eulogy was an idea for the eulogy I wrote for my computer when it quite literally melted. The title was this title

    I always loved it, but I thought it self serving to enter the eulogy into my own challenge so I brought it over here.

    Thanks for the love

  3. Avatar Stovohobo

    It is a very nice title (I mean, it’s the reason I clicked in the first place). Very interesting premise. The first few sentences though seemed like they shouldn’t be so broken up; it read as a little jumpy to me.

    And yeah, the swastika line was also great (how about I just say I agree with what spider said?).

  4. Amj Lone Writer

    Agreeing with Spider and Stovo on the title comment. I loved the line about young love. The title is misleading (in a good way) I totally thought it was going to be a love story.

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