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May 24, 2007

Stacy: The Assistant TM

Nearly a second skin, The Assistant ™ wasn’t so much a shirt as a symbiont, preventing heat loss, recovering precious moisture. It also repelled rain and bullets, but did sometimes get confused by slow-moving blades. It had 97 pockets, cost a lifetime’s pay, and I could never, ever take it off.

The Assistant ™ powered itself using the natural electricity of my body. Mostly. Every five years it required a full recharge. Complete immersion was required in order to fully replenish its emergency reserves.

I let the still-twitching body drop to the ground and reached for the next screaming donor.

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In my best Montgomery Burns voice: "Excellent!"

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at May 24, 2007 10:48 PM · Permalink

Wow!.. have I missed you.

Posted by: kipp at May 25, 2007 8:29 AM · Permalink

Back with a vengeance.

Posted by: Tanya at May 25, 2007 9:54 AM · Permalink

Check before you post!