NATURAL SOUL SOUL Women s Women Kiki Slide Sandal B0767TPSSY Mauve 5ec6f6d




Textile
Imported
Synthetic sole
Platform measures approximately 0.75 inches
All- Thru Comfort
foam linings, arch support with memory foam, antimicrobial sock, lightweight and flexible outsole.
Make the universe a better place! Support DSF with a donation:
Take me to a...

top-rated stories only

NATURAL SOUL SOUL Women s Women Kiki Slide Sandal B0767TPSSY Mauve 5ec6f6d - truongnguyen.website

Enter any portion of the author name or story title:
Sign up for free daily sci-fi!
your email will be kept private

Get a copy of Not Just Rockets and Robots: Daily Science Fiction Year One. 260 adventures into new worlds, fantastical and science fictional. Rocket Dragons Ignite: the anthology for year two, is also available!
NATURAL SOUL SOUL Women s Women Kiki Slide Sandal B0767TPSSY Mauve 5ec6f6d
DSF stories are available in monthly digests for Kindle!
Publish your stories or art on Daily Science Fiction:
Check story status
Everything we've published! Click on a topic to read...

Science Fiction
Aliens (137 stories)
Biotech (85)
Clones (24)
Disaster (74)
Future Societies (117)
Nanotech (27)
Other Worlds (74)
Robots & Computers (107)
Space Travel (71)
Superhero (44)
Time Travel (75)
Virtual Reality (64)
Science Fiction (117)
 
Fantasy
Fairy Tales (123)
Parapsychology (24)
High Fantasy (36)
Medieval (27)
Magic & Wizardry (75)
Monsters (93)
Other Worlds (14)
Religious (70)
Modern Fantasy (84)
Fantasy (76)
 
Hither & Yon
Slipstream (82)
Magic Realism (92)
Alternative History (25)
Humor (33)
SF/Fantasy (49)
The Alphabet Quartet (26)
The Numbers Quartet (12)
Twisted Fairy Tales (14)
Postmark Andromeda (9)
The Future of Future Planning (6)
Dear Jezzy (12)
Tasting Menu (5)
Tales of the Rose Knights (19)
Careers for Magical Creatures (10)
Captain Percina Saunders (10)
Clickbait for Paranormals (7)
Alien Salvage (5)
From Diaspora to New Jupiter (6)
Cara Watt, P.I. (12)
 
Date Order
NATURAL SOUL SOUL Women s Women Kiki Slide Sandal B0767TPSSY Mauve 5ec6f6d
Not just rockets & robots...
"Science Fiction" means—to us—everything found in the science fiction section of a bookstore, or at a science fiction convention, or amongst the winners of the Hugo awards given by the World Science Fiction Society. This includes the genres of science fiction (or sci-fi), fantasy, slipstream, alternative history, and even stories with lighter speculative elements. We hope you enjoy the broad range that SF has to offer.






Original Science Fiction and Fantasy every weekday. Welcome to Daily Science Fiction, an online magazine of science fiction short stories. We publish "science fiction" in the broad sense of the word: This includes sci-fi, fantasy, slipstream-- whatever you'd likely find in the science fiction section of your local bookstore. Our stories are mostly short short fiction (flash fiction) each Monday through Thursday, hopefully the right length to read on a coffee break, over lunch, or as a bedtime tale.

Please read our current short story below. Browse the topics in the sidebar; everything from aliens to time travel, fairy tales to wizard tales; and read what intrigues you. Don't forget to subscribe via email to receive each story in your inbox every weekday for free.
One Step Down
Dylan Kwok is an animator, blogger, board game designer, and author. This is his first story in Daily Science Fiction. You can see more of his work on his blog, 64thopinion.com.
"Are you still working?"
I look up. Focus on the woman leaning, arms akimbo, on the doorjamb to my study.
The woman I married.
"You know I need to finish this project. I'm working as fast as I can."
A sigh. "I know, but it's late. And you're going to wear yourself out at the rate you're going."
I bite my lip. "Work like this always takes time. Just give me another hour tonight. I'll come to bed after that."
We stare at each other. Finally, Charlotte turns. "Fine." She stalks out.
My hands rest perfectly still on the keyboard for a minute. The bedroom door shuts. I wait for another five. And then, I send off a message.
EK6: Hey, honey, how are you doing?
A message pops in.
RC14: Great! How's your day been?
EK6: Okay. But I've barely gotten any work done.
RC14: Well, I figured that much. It's 10:30. I've been waiting up to talk to you.
I lean back into my seat. Brows unknit. Type some more.
EK6: I'm sorry I kept you waiting. She was up late tonight.
RC14: You're always up late, on the other hand.
EK6: I wonder why. Maybe's it's to talk to you.
RC14: You could do it earlier.
EK6: You know very well why I can't.
The message is barely sent before I receive the response.
Skechers Women s Cali Glitz-Infrared-Sculpted Mesh Front Single Band Slide Sandal Red , Crocs Women s Sloane Graphic Etched Slide Pearl White/Silver Kate Spade New York Women s Indi Slide Sandal Blue Neoprene Aerosoles Women s Sunflower Slide Sandal Gold , kensie Women s Dominic Slide Sandal Silver Vince Camuto Women s Carran Slide Sandal Metal Sand Jerusalem Sandals Women s Rebecca Sandal Black Calvin Klein Women s Dalana Slide Sandal Black , Blue by Betsey Johnson Women s Tori Slide Sandal Black Skechers Women s Granola-Fresh Spirit-Classic Comfort Two Strap Slide Sandal Taupe , Tahari Women s Tt-Lass Slide Sandal Black , Circus by Sam Edelman Women s Braiden Slide Sandal Soft Silver/Bright White Propet Women s June Slide Sandal Silver Aerosoles Women s Sunflower Slide Sandal Gold , Nine West Women s Nirveli Leather Slide Sandal White Leather Cecelia New York Women s Poppy Slide Sandal Red/Multi , PUMA Women s Leadcat Leather Wn Slide Sandal Copper Rose-puma White , Matisse Women s Damsel Pump Black Lizard , Sam Edelman Women s olivie 3 Slide Sandal Black/Black/Multi Skechers Women s Flex Appeal 2.0-Summer Jam-Casual Sporty Comfort Slide Sandal Black Jerusalem Sandals Women s Boaz Slide Sandal Black MIA Women s Nila Slide Sandal Rose Gold Cole Haan Women s Anica Slide Sandal Black Leather , SCHUTZ Women s Cecillya Flat Sandal Pearl , Pour La Victoire Women s Layne Slide Sandal Poppy Madden Girl Women s Brando-J Slide Sandal Bright Multi Dolce Vita Women s Bobbi Slide Sandal Navy Suede Ryka Women s Marilyn Slide Sandal Plum/White Cecelia New York Women s Poppy Slide Sandal Blue/Silver ,
RC14: Work. I know.
I can hear the pout behind those words. I reply.
EK6: Please don't be mad. You know my life isn't in the best situation right now. Kenneth Cole New York Women s Osmond Fringe Pom Detail Slide Sandal Multi , Dolce Vita Women s Delana Slide Sandal Off White Leather Under Armour Women s Lakeshore Drive Thong Black (006)/Sirens Coral , eyeones Men s Women s Lightweight Quick Drying Mesh Aqua Slip-on Water Shoes Perfect Match for Waterproof Phone Case Dark/Gray-586xi Under Armour Men s Mirage 3.0 Military and Tactical Boot Black (002)/Rhino Gray , Bates Men s Charge-8 Emx Military and Tactical Boot Black CONDOR Men s Colorado Brown , CHUDAI Women and Men Water Sports Shoes Quick-Dry Barefoot Flexible Flats Beach Swim Shoes Red1 Women s Ballroom Dance Shoes Salsa Latin Practice Shoes 6027FTEB Comfortable-Very Fine 1" [Bundle of 5] Brinley Co Women s Joey Riding Boot Regular & Wide Calf Black , Dr. Martens Women s 1460 Chestnut Coastal , Lugz Women s Convoy Winter Boot Golden Wheat/Bark/Tan/Gum Cdso 3 Colors Women Satin Salsa Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes Heel 2.76 inches , Sandgrens Swedish High Heel Wooden Clog Mules for Women | Nashville Black , Holly Womens Button Mini Warm Shoes Winter Flat Snow Rain Boots Black ONEMIX Men s Fur Lined Winter Snow Boots,Ankle-High Sports Sneakers Brown New Balance Men s MX40V1 Gym Workouts Training Shoe Grey , New Balance Women s 711v3 Heather Cross-Trainer-Shoes Dark Grey Skechers Men s Flex Advantage 1.0 Sheaks Fashion Sneaker Gray/Black , Gentle Souls Women s Winfield Engineer Boot Mushroom , Nine West Women s Savitra Ankle Boot Taupe Multi , Anne Klein Women s Alphia Light Green Multi Fabric Ballet Flat Green/Multi Fabric/Multi , HapHop Women s Classic Ballerina Flats Round Toe Ballet Slip On Casual Fancy Comfort Shoes Gold Glitter , Skechers BOBS from Women s Bobs Plush-Oh So Pitty Ballet Flat Black , Sidi SRS Dragon Carbon Soles - Red/Grey Red/Grey , Smartodoors MTB/Road Cycling Shoes Racing Cycle shoes for Men Women SD01-MTB-Black/green , Wilson Mens KAOS 2.0 Ebony/Black/Shocking Orange SoftWalk Women s Adora Slip-On Clog Black , Vans Kids Authentic Elastic (Valentines) Skate Shoe (80a) Hot Pink/True White , Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Frappe True White ,
Again, her response is instantaneous.
RC14: It's not your fault. You know it's my fault, don't you?
Why would she say that?
EK6: Please don't say that again. I made this choice as much as you did.
RC14: Okay, I won't.
A baby cries out. Sigh.
EK6: I'll be back in a minute. Marie's making a fuss. I'm going to check on her.
But as I get up, I hear the door open. Swift movement across the carpet. Then, Charlotte's soothing voice, and Marie's sobs begin to diminish, until once again, silence is restored. The door clicker shut. I count to ten before clicking on the keys once more.
EK6: Marie is sleeping again.
RC14: I'm glad. I hope she'll sleep peacefully tonight.
EK6: No one can soothe her like her mother can.
The moment I hit send, I know I've made a misstep.
RC14: Why thank you. But you could just refer to me by my name, okay? It's annoying when you talk like that.
I hurriedly reply.
EK6: Sorry, honey. I didn't mean to be rude.
RC14: That's better. Now, how is your work going?
EK6: Better now that I'm talking to you.
RC14: Why is that?
Maybe it's because my work is to talk to you.
EK6: You always brighten my day. I should be able to finish this project soon, hopefully. It's getting quite polished.
RC14: I'm so proud of you, you know? I've never understood how people write programs. And artificial intelligence sounds even more difficult.
EK6: I had a head start, though. I knew whose intelligence I was copying.
RC14: What are your future plans for the program?
EK6: You know... I plan to use it for Marie. Or have you forgotten? And it's our future plan, remember?
And then, a pause. A real, distinct pause. And before I see the next message I know what it will say.
RC14: It's our plan, but not my future, honey. I wish I could be there.
Bile rises in my throat. You will be, I mouth. Maybe not the you I can hold in my arms. But these thousands of lines of code, imbued with your personality, will be with us as Marie grows.
Marie might not remember her mother, but through my work, she will know her.
It was--is--Charlotte's wish.
But it's pushed us apart. It's impossible to keep my head and my stories straight, remembering who I talked to and who I didn't. And I can see the effects.
EK6: I wish you could be there, too. But you know what's ahead.
RC14: Don't be sad. Please, it's not your fault. I love you.
My hands reach for the keyboard, but they fall short. Any words to this machine will feel as artificial as it is.
I stand up quickly. Sleep the computer. Walk to my bedroom. Our bedroom. Open the door as noiselessly as I can.
Charlotte lies still, curled up, skin pale and eyes sunken. She hasn't got much time left.
I sit down by her side and clasp her hand. Her eyes slowly open.
"You know I love you, right?"
A smile.
Tears cloud my eyes.
The End
This story was first published on Monday, July 9th, 2018


I was inspired to write this story, in part, after reading an article where a programmer created a chatbot using ten years' worth of message conversations she had with a now deceased friend.

- Dylan Kwok

NATURAL SOUL SOUL Women s Women Kiki Slide Sandal B0767TPSSY Mauve 5ec6f6d - truongnguyen.website

RATE THIS STORY
Please click to rate this story from 1 (ho-hum) to 7 (excellent!):


SHARE THIS STORY

JOIN MAILING LIST NATURAL SOUL SOUL Women s Women Kiki Slide Sandal B0767TPSSY Mauve 5ec6f6d
Slides
Please join our mailing list and receive free daily sci-fi (your email address will be kept 100% private):
 
Send Feedback to Daily Science Fiction

Please send us feedback on how we can improve
our web site to best meet your needs:



Please optionally enter your email address
if you'd like a reply to this feedback:



Anti-Spam: what is 5 + 7?  

[send feedback]

[close]
Tell a Friend About Daily Science Fiction

Your Name:

Your Friend's Email:

We'll send your friend a link to the DSF web site,
along with this optional message from you:



Anti-Spam: what is 1 + 9?  

[send message]

[close]