Flora loves nothing more than cats. And Firmament, an advanced algorithm, shows her exactly the kinds of videos she loves.
So, with a practically infinite reservoir of cat videos, Flora is fairly content--even while living in a coffin-like booth. All human survivors live in one of these booths in a pit, after all.
All is well, until an undeniably real-sounding meow interrupts Flora's regular cat-video-viewing session.
When confronted with the real, what is a person used to the virtual to do?
*A whimsical short novel with cats, an advanced algorithm, and the last of civilization’s survivors.