This is a story I wrote a few years ago. This is so far my only foray into a type of science fiction I could describe as “horror.” It came from wondering about how a machine might react when given a purpose but no moral context with which to fulfill it. The lead character has had something terrible happen to him, but at first he does not know what. As he slowly recalls, he is forced to decide whether or not to tell his friends. Would they accept the kind of monster he has become — has always been?
You can purchase it at Amazon for a dollar, or download Former in MOBI or EPUB formats.