Plugged In: A Short Story
“The Global Progress Corporation has one goal: to make the world a better place. By maintaining the higher, more intelligent class of humanity while catering to the needs of the lower, weak minded classes, Global Progress Corporation has set the human race on the right track to a better future. Will you join the movement?”
Ted likes his job. Not only does he have a chance to see the Plugs with his own eyes, but Global Progress Corporation pays well and the job is very simple. He comes into work, checks the inventory, monitors their vitals, and prepares to do it all again after one rotation. Yes, it’s very simple, until one of the inventory goes missing…
Oceana cannot remember life before the manor. She cannot remember seeing anything beyond the sea shore where her home rests. But something is wrong. Every day is a routine, a repeat of the day before. From the cook spilling breakfast to the strange, orange cat who materializes in the garden when she takes her walk, Oceana knows something is wrong. And then a storm comes and the world turns black.