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Read the Manual

Lynne Lumsden Green lives in Queensland, Australia, though--in reality--she lives in her head. She writes both fiction and nonfiction. She has had stories and articles published by Queensland Writing magazine, AntipodeanSF, Every Day Fiction, Aurealis magazine, and in over a dozen anthologies of fiction. This will be her fourth outing with <>Daily Science Fiction.

I work for MYGODDAMLIFE (TM). My job would be easier if people would just read the manual.
FAQ
Q - Help! I've made a mess of things. What should I do?
A - Read the manual.
Q - Can I get a refund?
A - No. No refunds. This is clearly stated in the manual.
Q - Is there a restart button?
A - If you had read the manual, you would know this. No.
Q - Is there a complaints department?
A - Happy to oblige. What aspect of your life do you want me to complain about?
The End
This story was first published on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022


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We had just bought a new dishwasher and I was reading the manual. It occurred to me that life would be so much easier if it came with a manual. Or a map.

- Lynne Lumsden Green
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