Short mood-piece in which an adult son clearing his recently-deceased mother’s house has cause to reflect on his upbringing, constrained by her OCD cleanliness issues. The reflection is aided by a holo-projector that he had as a child that enabled him to have a virtual pet, and which is mother clearly used to have virtual instances of himself at various ages, once he had flown the maternal home.
- Mercurio D. Rivera. Manmade. (Solaris Rising 2)
- Martin Sketchley. The Circle of Least Confusion. (Solaris Rising 2)