I need a tutorial in how to do special characters on WordPress. That “B” is supposed to be a beta. (Don’t worry, I asked Watts first. He laughed at me.) Anyway, to quote my email to my workshop:
Mark Tovey at WorldChanging Canada asked me to write this story after I told him about a draft I’d never finished. It’s called “Boyfriend,” and it’s about a slowly-awakening “partner app” downloaded into our heroine’s phone, who takes it upon himself to make sure she has the best prom possible. Also there’s fabbing, and graphene, and rogue GPS, and of course phone sex. It’s like a sampler pack, really. It’s serialized, so sadly you won’t be able to see it all right away. You’ll just have to keep coming back. 😉
I wrote this story in one night, and subsequent edits were mostly about ironing out some tech and closing what loopholes I could see. I like it, and Mr. Ashby liked it, and hopefully you will like it.
Oh, and just so you know: those are in fact my feet.
Madeline Ashby has published the first installment of Boyfriend, a story about a girl from the future preparing for prom. How does she prepare? By pillow talking with an artificial intelligence program that helps her find out the supply chain history of the dresses she’s choosing.
…Which is a far better summary than I could ever write, now that I think of it.