David Erik Nelson is an award-winning science fiction and horror author. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his lovely wife, tolerable children, and aging dog. In addition to writing fiction about time travel, sex robots, haunted dogs, and carnivorous lights, he also writes non-fiction about hogs, guns, cyborg cockroaches, and Miss America. Find him online at www.davideriknelson.com
What if your great new job had dire consequences for space-time integrity?
Fresh out of college and unsure what's next, Taylor has lucked into a cushy job in human resources. Most companies keep costs down by outsourcing and off-shoring. Taylor's bosses are different. They're committed to staying “100% MADE IN AMERICA”—by bringing in cheap labor using a time portal. But…
Taylor is in human resources at a tablet computer factory. It's a good job—until he makes an unpleasant discovery about the latest batch of low-wage day laborers who've come through the time portal to work on the factory floor.