Unmasced: a novelette ~PREVIEW~
The evening of the rave, Ashton was scrubbing the dishes in his dishevelled rags. Ever since he came out as gay, his family—his portly 22-year old sister, Portia; Portia’s twin brother, Cassius; their conservative, religious father, Monsignor Zigor—had disowned him, only letting him stay there if he cooked and cleaned. He was treated like a slave, and not in the fun, kinky way either. But to be fair, Portia and Cassius were slaves in their own way.
“Have you downloaded the new app yet?” Cassius asked his sister, eyes glued to his phone. “It’s called iCarious.”
Without looking up from her phone, Portia replied, “I’m downloading it as we speak. What is it? Another game? A social networking site where I can take lots of pictures?”
“It’s both. You just film everything you do and post status updates about every moment of your life, and it runs an algorithm that tells you what your Fun Quotient is.”