MenagerieeBook - 2013
"The tricky part isn't making you see things; it's making you believe what you see."
Menagerie is the newest pet craze from the Acme Corporation. The robotic animals genetically bind to their owners. Only three easy steps to link:
1)Put a drop of fluid (saliva or blood) in its mouth
2)Wait for 24 hours
3)Tell your dreams and fears to your forever friend
By the way, genetic binding is an imperfect science.
Timothy Hollow believes the measure of a man is how much he gains. He is a successful analyst, climbing Corinth's societal ladder. In Corinth, the societal ladder also means living in the upper levels of the colossal buildings that stretch hundreds of floors upward. The higher the better.
However, his universe is turned upside down when his mother brings him an unexpected gift, a Menagerie.
Longer than a short story, shorter than a novella. This novelette is 15,000 words, give or take a character or two. If you read, please post a review.