Replacement

The Prompt

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“If you had a choice,” she said in her most serious tone, ” between this human life, and its inevitable end, and becoming a cyborg, a machine, stainless, and forever serviceable…?

“Do you mean, you are considering… swapping me for a more dependable model?”

We laughed, perhaps we had been influenced by stories of the Golem, perhaps this was her way to say I was due for a refit!

“Just consider,” I decided to counterattack, “all these wires and bits and bobs to contend with, and then the doubts in your mind about what I really feel about you!”

“O, she said, I have all that anyway, maybe not the wires, but the doubts! Who would not, being married to a writer!”

Photo: Rabi Loew’s Golem, @jmberlin