Hey, Can I Get A Refund On This Lousy Story?

Even Bookstores Have A Return Policy

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To this, she makes a valid point.

There’s no way to get a refund.

Hey, come on. Even bookstores have a refund policy.

The entire world doesn’t simply love my work.

#1. It would be a logistical nightmare.

#2. The cost of subsidizing these meltdowns in health insurance premiums would force a rise in monthly membership dues.

#3. No one in the coding department has figured out how to make the new algorithm think in negative terms.

#4. Most writers only get paid about a couple of pennies a pop.

#5. The algorithm doesn’t want to refund for fear someone will run out of money and not be able to pay the electric bill.

#6. Adding a checkbox at the end of the story, “Pay This Writer” (next to the little hand that used to mean something to all of us) would be too difficult.

#7. Last, but certainly not least, the algorithm is supposed to be the one deciding who gets paid.

But who knows what the future holds?

The year 2525 is just around the corner right?

Oh wait, I’ll be majorly dead by then.

Sigh…

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A published author enjoying married Texas bliss. Dog person living with cats. A writer of Henry James' stories. Featured In MuckRack. Top Writer In Fiction.

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