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The Road To West Texas

R. Michael Berrier

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Summary

Bill is a wealthy tech consultant, plugged into the design of artificial intelligence. He understands AI as the already evident organic evolution of intelligence in computing. Anyway, he's making a lot of money. And he is alone. He has had relationships, but is isolated by the screens in front of him. Mary is on that screen, a performance artist whose constant video feed allows Bill to escape the technology.  
 
But really, that escape is most real in the hot summer walk to a local bar, La Tuna. The neighborhood is old, eclectic.  And the bar, well, a zoo.  There he is among friends, well, more like becoming a regular, which is kinda like high school...the people are there. And then he meets Francis, the bartender. Francis works at the library in the Texas collection, every day, but at night seeks the comfort of the hot sweaty girl serving cold beer. And she takes to Bill, who becomes a regular. After a violent counter with an ass at La Tuna, she winds up sitting by Bill's bed in the hospital. He awakes, looking at her sitting in a chair across the room. And she stirs, and they begin ... some trip across the divide that separates people. And that road takes them to West Texas.  

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