Ian Creasey. Within These Well-Scrubbed Walls. (Asimovs Oct/Nov 2013)

asimovs131011Short 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.

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