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Doing The Work

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 13, 2023.

Three more hours. Just three more hours.

I can get through this. Crunching the data isn’t that hard. Then I’m out of the processing pod.

I can get a beer, maybe some real, actual noodles. That would be heaven. Real noodles, not those synthetic strings of slime. Ug.


Enough mistakes, and they extend my shift. I. Will. Not. Be. Extended. Not today. Yesterday was bad enough. It will not be three in days a row.


Just two hours, fifty eight minutes.