This story was first published in Kazka Press' At Year's End anthology. It's a story set in a future Japan. Traditionally Hatsuyume,the first dream of the New Year, is a harbinger of the year to come.
And my main character is a robot. So what do robots dream of?
(No, Not electronic sheep, this isn't a homage to Phlip K. Dick. But boy, I would love an anthology of Philip K. Dick inspired stories. Why is no one doing that?)
Robots dream of freedom.
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