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The Latest Acquisition

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 26, 2023.

At last, they have it! It can finally be mine! Now, to sort out terms.

“So, how much?”

“What, no ‘hello’? ‘How are you?’ ‘What were your losses?’”

“Sorry, Kel, how….”

“275. In alutite. Now.”

Hmm, that was a lot, and short notice.

“Oh, and by the way, Jor, they’re intelligent. Really intelligent. You might find you will have visitors about this one.”

“Visitors?” I asked. Now I’m worried. Kel is checking a timepiece.

“Yup, you have about, um 22 rels. Better decide quick.”