You have nothing?
Err, I meant “no sir…” no, sir.
No occupational status?
Valid credit implants?
Spousally designated partner?
NO. No sir.
What is your current worth to society, citizen?
And to your non-existent family?
Well, a great deal, actually sir! You see I…
Err, I meant “zero sir…” Zero.
You’ll be liquefied at the food distribution workshop, nourishing the citizenry while realizing at least a small profit against your zero value. Is this understood?
Yes sir. I meant… yes, sir.
Written in response to both this week’s Friday Fictioneers and (my first time EVER!) Velvet Verbosity prompts. Please also take the time to check out my “second to last” honest-to-Goshicles blog post (shared with my dear friend, Elena Caravela), located here.
My last (honest-to-Goshicles as well, of course!) post is coming soon.