Road Apples – A 100 Word Story

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Yes, it’s that time again – a weekly challenge from the 100 Word Story podcast. Please take the time to go vote for my story over there. More importantly, take this time to check out Anton Strout’s new book due out this week: Dead Matter.

I’ve been reading Anton’s books, and he’s been getting better as he goes. At this point, I’m really anticipating reading Dead Matter. Go pick it up! You can listen to (my) story below, or use this link if the player’s borked in your feedreader.

“Hold this, Maude,” Howard said, handing her his logout button, arms spread wide under pixelated clouds. “This virtual world is awesome!”

“Ew.” Maude looked at her shoe. “Howard, I stepped in sh-“

“A road apple, yes!” His eyes shone. “The detail is amazing! And we can stay here until we want to leave.”

“No, Howard.”

“Baby, this is better than our old life. “

Maude hit her logout button and left, taking his button with her.

“No,” Maude said to herself. “You just have to make real life better.”

She left VirtuaWorld, whistling and tossing both logout buttons in the trash.

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