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The Artist

A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by EW Doc Parris using MidJourney.

The stories are originally posted on Mastodon via my personal account.

Originally published May 2, 2023.

It was hard trying to draw for a Bridger. They seemed human, they felt alive, but knew they weren’t. They always wanted something tangible, an image of themselves. Why not a photo?

“It’s not the same. It doesn’t reveal the person inside” they usually say. Or words to that effect.

Today’s was special. He, they, were one of the earliest Bridgers, the attempt to span the gap between human and machine. This one would be a challenge. But special if I succeeded.