May Speculative Fiction – One Hundred Million Dollar Man

From Miriam – A hundred million dollar man who’s in a lot of trouble. I hope you enjoy the story!

The Showers of Blessings

Pixabay image by Brigitte Werner

One Hundred Million Dollar Man

He gazed in the mirror, examined the right side of his body. The crisscross intertwined wires on his arm and hand resembled the veins and blood vessels.  Screws joined the wires at the junctures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger joints. The metal on his right chest resembled the rib cage except it extended to the waistline. Inside the rib cage was a mercury-like lung. He smiled and switched the focus on the right arm, beamed with the left eye, zoomed in and out to magnify the images. He blinked and the zooming was gone. He blinked again, any movement of the dust in the air caused an acute alertness.

“Honey, your manager Mr. Pacheco is here.”

“Thank you, dear. I’ll be right there.” He folded the right hand into a fist with a squeeze, the skin on the…

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18 thoughts on “May Speculative Fiction – One Hundred Million Dollar Man

  1. mylilplace says:

    Very well written!

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  2. I really liked Miriam’s “take” on this photo. Perhaps it’s steampunk (?) but it’s not beyond reality. A great lesson within….

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  3. Unexpected and well done! 🙂

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  4. Good one. He learned the price of his new body.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    I commented on the author’s blog

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