Humor Science Fiction

Waterlilies

By Edward Willett
Oct 27, 2018 · 4,956 words · 19 minutes

Flowers of bougainvillea in spiral

Photo by JR Korpa via Unsplash.

From the author: An artist gets more than he bargained for when he uses nanotechnology to create his artwork. After all, why does "grey goo" have to be grey?


“HERE, MONKEY, MONKEY, MONKEY!”

Danny eased a step closer to the black-leather couch. The rhesus macaque balanced on the armrest bared its teeth. Danny snarled back, then lunged. All he came up with was a handful of fur; the monkey, chattering, scampered to the farthest armrest.

Just beyond rose a meter-and-a-half-tall column of purple glass, lit from within and topped by a 25-centimetre nude woman. Molded of synthiflesh over a robotic armature, lifelike in colour and texture, correct in...

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