A Modern Moral Fairy Tale

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And thus the curious old woman took the baby back to the village to live in her shipping container. And every evening they would watch the sun go down and pause where the woman had left her child. And every night they would dream of swimming around the salmon who played about the ravine’s skyscrapers as if they were pebbles.

8.  Internet cafe turns itself on. Power switch located.  Power safety off.  Power confirmed.   Initiate self diagnosis.   Self diagnosis completed. Initiate virus scan.  Virus scan completed.   Anomalies found. Full log report available. WARNING: speaker system nonfunctional. Initiate search for repair options.   Initiate system upgrades. Initate inventory procedures.  Initate inventory procedures. Inventory documentation completed.   Initiate acquisition programs. Initial acquisition programs completed.  Initiate search for community. Querant unrecognized.   Initiate query: Who am I?

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