Captive Girl by Jennifer Pelland
Approx. 7,870 words.
Published on September 17, 2012 by
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Alice watches the skies for attacks like the one that killed her parents. She lives in slavery to machines: yet she's content, supported by her minder, Dr. DeVeaux. Marika.
Then the program is shut down, and Alice is forced to return to normal functionality.
Loss of purpose...loss of time...loss of her machines.
And the revulsion of her beloved Marika, at Alice's loss of helplessness.