“They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain” by Rachael Acks

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It’s a new era for military forces and, encouraged by her older sister, Charlie decides it’s time to enlist. After all, when you join the army, you’re more protected than ever as a drone pilot with an analysis guide sending orders through the wires in your brain. Sure, there are side effects to the new regulations, but everything returns to normal after retirement – or so they told Charlie. The wires are gone, so why is she still being given orders?

They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain

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About the Author
Rachael Acks is a writer, geologist, and dapper AF. Ze's written for Six to Start and been published in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, and more. Rachael lives in Denver with zir two furry little bastards, where ze twirls zir mustache, watches movies, and bikes. For more information, see http://www.rachaelacks.com.
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