PodWarp by Gil Hardwick
Approx. 12,380 words.
Published on March 9, 2012 by
The three-part Podwarp series is a coming-of-age story about a great techno-dystopian city enclosed in an energy shield, in contrast with the rough outside life of gaucho villagers who work to feed the place.
One podling boy, solxv98fg6, nicknamed Sola, learns to turn his brain implant down and assert his own thoughts. He forgets to log into the System and the Pod thinks he’s been processed.