In the future where warring city states have established areas of barren wasteland of border zones, an AI programmed to guard such a region with deadly force begins to gain sentience when she meets a woman attempting to cross.
“Heartland” follows a woman and her grandfather who disagree about the best way to spend his final days. Jackie wants to document their experiences for Heartland Life Site, a virtual reality platform that houses memories. Lance wants to stay present and make memories the traditional way. The more Jackie pushes, the more frayed their relationship becomes.
A Pink Old Man tries to bring about the incarnation in the material world of a pink flamingo from an immaterial world. This pink flamingo is cloned so that it will ineluctably die among its fellow beings in the material world.