POD People by Vaughan Stanger

A week after Joe broke up with Deborah, his bed printed a replacement unasked. When he pulled back the covers, a man sat up.

That chiselled chin, those contoured cheeks: he shaved them twice a week!

Printed on her demand, Joe realised, as fingers squeezed his throat.

First published in Speculative 66 (2016).

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About the Author

  • Having trained as an astronomer and subsequently managed an industrial research group, Vaughan Stanger now writes fiction full-time. His short stories have appeared in Interzone, Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Postscripts, and Nature Futures. His most recent collection is The Last Moonshot & Other Stories. Follow his writing adventures at vaughanstanger.com or @VaughanStanger.

Vaughan Stanger

Having trained as an astronomer and subsequently managed an industrial research group, Vaughan Stanger now writes fiction full-time. His short stories have appeared in Interzone, Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Postscripts, and Nature Futures. His most recent collection is The Last Moonshot & Other Stories. Follow his writing adventures at vaughanstanger.com or @VaughanStanger.