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(from May 2014

Song Bird Songs

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(Sci fi flash fiction fun)

The course seemed simple enough, “Elementary Mind Reading” , the principals sound –  empty the mind, connect with your basic communication manipulator, focus on your partner and thoughts should come streaming through.  The trouble was they didn’t! Habel fidgeted with the stiff, high collar of his uniform, his forehead beginning to sweat with anxiety.

His partner Korianna, cool and composed, seemed to have no trouble using the device, eyes gleaming as she reeled off his conscious thoughts within seconds. How did she do it? He looked up at the face its rigid smile etched in the latest purple lip glow, the eyes giving nothing away. The glorious Korianna was a brilliant student, a mind enhanced with all the best that money could buy in chemical upgrades. What was she like on the inside he wondered? What did she think of him a poor Charitus student…

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