I don’t want to upgrade. I like you, Jim. You’ve been good for me. It’s been a great two years.
But now they’ve come out with the iHusband 7. All those cool new features. Improved interface. I just have to have it.
I love you honey, but this is goodbye.
Matthew F. Amati lives in Monona, Wisconsin. He plays the banjo and he mutters.
The castle walls gleamed. Bright banners flapped in the stiff breeze. Armies of palace guards stood at attention. They denied all who approached an audience with the King.
“The King’s busy. And anyhow, the affairs of the kingdom run smoothly.”
Inside, the throne room was empty, and covered in dust.
Matthew F. Amati writes about software for a living. Two of his stories are forthcoming in Flash Fiction Online.