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Futuristic short story
on August 4, 2011
Sagan's Law is a futuristic short story about a woman named Cecilia and her child, Lily, who live in the City or what is left of it, as it is a decaying place where people in this world are allowed one child only, and Cecelia is pregnant with a second child. Children run around her, stealing her purse at the bus terminal as they live day to day with black goggles on, living in a digital reality. The group of children had taken her purse, but not the little black box that Cecilia carries.
Cecilia's husband has died, but she doesn't know what has happened to him, so she uses the glasses she found on the floor in order to see what happened to her husband and to find out the truth of why he has been killed. What is in the black box plays an important role in the story, but it would be difficult to ever guess what it is or why it's of value.
I'm not the biggest fan of science fiction, especially futuristic stories like this one, so it was just okay to me. I do think it is well written as far as grammar and editing, and for those who like this type of story, it's okay. The font on my Kindle was a New Roman font, so there was no problem with that. The plot seemed a bit shallow, and it didn't seem like a whole lot of suspense or plot was there, so it gets three stars from me.