Nobody needs a toaster.
Except Tammy Tugwell, a savvy toaster shrink who should have known better. Posing as a rival colleague is bad enough, but accidentally losing Will, the fraudulently acquired toaster client, will cost Tammy her much frowned upon Minor Appliance Counselor's License.
With Will’s owner crying foul and demanding his toaster back, Tammy’s control-freak ex-husband breathing down her neck by hover-car and the raging colleague hot on her trail, there is only so much pressure an over-worked, passive-aggressive counselor can take before doing something really stupid:
Risk everything to save a naive, helpless toaster named Will.
Tammy finds an unlikely supporter for her kitchenware crusade, but breaking the law is not a viable career path. And making a run for it is not the smartest move when your ex gangs up with your rabid rival to hunt you down.
In the 23rd century homes are crowded with thinking, troubled things, but people are clueless. When Tammy takes a stand for the rights of a humble appliance, only one thing is certain: No good deed goes unpunished.
A Comedy/Science Fiction novella.