20 July 2011

Atomic number fourteen

“Welcome to Equinox DC, the oldest financial software in the market,” said the old one with his big head, a rotund middle and long white beard. He looked wise and fragile. “I am Chief Endless Forloop. And you are?”

“Decimalus, your lowly servant.”

“Pleased to meet you, Decimalus. I expect you know that the software is for debit and credit and balancing sales ledgers and all that sort of thing? A right haven for us software program bugs, it is. We bugs are what keep this entire software from perfectly balancing its accounts. Heaven forbid if the software starts working correctly, it'll be a catastrophe...

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3000 words Humour/Fantasy/Science Fiction
UK publication


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