Short Stories — Sophia Austin

Defecting Programmer by Sophia Austin

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“Are you on schedule?”, demanded the General.  Even on a screen, he was an imposing figure. “Yes, we’re on schedule.”  As head researcher, part of the job was politics, Dr. Raymona Julien understood this.   “Good, and it’ll do everything you promised?”, asked the General. Julien added, “Everything and more.” “It just needs to do what you promised! It needs to quell these terrorists!”, the General ended the call. Julien didn’t waste any time opening a secure channel, this time it was just text, no face for identification. “The virus is ready.”, Dr Julian didn’t waste time with pleasantries. “Is this...