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An excellently absurd yet delightful and fitting metaphor at large Bill.

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Excellent in every aspect, Bill. Loved this story! With that said, I think it’s time to power my phone down for a while...I don’t want to give it any ideas. 😄

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I always suspected those things had a hive mind mentality.

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Bill Adler

Interesting read!

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It would be fun too if you listed the prompts that got you such wonderful AI pictures.

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I love that I feel like I’m reading presently relevant fairytales when I read your stories. ❤️

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Very intriguing premise and well executed.

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Those of us over 50 will have to counsel those new to life without a phone. 🤣

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Nov 27, 2023Liked by Bill Adler

The genius of this is as sheer as the face of Mt. Kanchenjunga. What’s funny is my wife this am left without her phone and came crashing thru the front door in a heated panic. ‘My phone!’ If only it had wings… hmmm… 😉

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Great story, Bill. Svetlana has a family name of impeccable standing so I’m sure she’ll make the right decision 😁

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"We sacrifice ourselves so that humanity can still have its phones.” Gulp. Noooooooooooo!

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Wow! This takes weird to a whole new level. Obviously they were smartphones, as they figured out how to breed or whatever. I can't imagine anyone considering sacrificing herself for the sake of phones, though. We did survive millenia without them, after all.

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