Klugh: The human element

From Justin Klugh at The Hardball Times on December 27, 2018:

This piece is appearing as part of a fiction series here at The Hardball Times.

2147 A.D.

When I first saw Gregory 4, he was an undeveloped specimen floating in a tube.

“Couple more weeks,” the technician told me, mouth full of sandwich. “Then he’s all yours.”

I took in the sight of the boy, grown in our labs to do one thing, for which I would spend his life training him. I considered his future and my past, how they connected, and the actions I could take to save him from the fate of his predecessors.

“I spilled a little mustard in his tube the other day,” the technician said. “Hope that didn’t screw anything up.”

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Originally published: January 3, 2019. Last Updated: January 3, 2019.