Thursday, August 25, 2011

More Speculative Fiction from Tijuana

This time by Pepe Rojo in Flurb online. (Previous TJ sf here.)

This story has flavors of both Philip K. Dick and J.G. Ballard. For example:

"A calculator decided to swap religions and went for the hexadecimal system. Destroyed a week’s worth of work. The experts are working on it. How about you?"

"It was an awful day," Dolly answered with a smile. "Everything was going well until the paper came. It was written in another language, but the pictures and the cartoons were all right, so I decided not to worry about it. At noon, the fridge had a nervous breakdown, and it defrosted. When I walked in, the kitchen was flooded. I had to mop the floor, sweep it, call the supermarket for more ice, and then call the therapist. He promised to have the fridge back this weekend."

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