ISLAND IN THE SAND

Part XV

  Star stopped what she was doing and stood still. After a few seconds, she began to get control of both her emotions and her breathing. It was ridiculous to get mad at machines, no matter how sentient they might seem. It was like getting mad at tripping over a stair, or …

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