Oh, Yes. The Cold Equations*

By Holly Lisle

How many words must I accomplish to earn that day off? Well, I start the day with 27,868. Normal finish would be 30,868. For a day off, I don’t quit until I hit 33,868.

Yowch.

*Yes, I know that’s the title of a Hugo-winning short story with grim death at the end. That’s why I picked it.

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