A few months back I wrote this for the Writers & Artists short story competition. It didn’t get anywhere, which means I can now put it online for general perusal.
It’s called The Reaper Meter and is an idea I’ve had floating around for ages, concerning a scientist attempting to identify exactly what his latest contraption actually does. I don’t think I really nailed it this time round, so I may well revisit the concept again in the future. I think there’s a really fun dark comedy to be found in it somewhere.