Drabble #17

“With the upgrades in your father’s heart, we offer a yearly subscription that covers all maintenance and replacement parts.”
“So, if anything goes wrong?”
“Yes. Anything. Even if your father deliberately destroys the heart, we’ll replace it for free.”


“Has anyone done that?”
“Sorry?”
“Has anyone deliberately destroyed their own heart?”
“Oh.God no. But if they did…” She waited, eyebrows raised.
“They’d get a new one.”
She pointed a vintage ball-point pen at me. “Precisely.”


Through the back window, I watched Dad and my youngest play catch.
“What happens if I miss a payment?”
She clicked the pen. “Don’t.”

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