How My Brain Ended Up Inside This Box

How My Brain Ended Up Inside This Box

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Tom Lichtenberg By tomlichtenberg Completed

"When I was born I was so small I was mistaken for a french fry. I was never an ordinary child. My best friend was a seagull. I was also illegal. Artificially intelligent people like me had been banned ever since that thing with the Twelve Elevens. Mother raised me for profit. Buyers and sellers had other plans for me, but then I grew a mind of my own. This is the story of how my brain ended up inside this box."

Candles is a black-market, "artificially intelligent person" (or A.I.P., or "ape" in the colloquial sense, as in 'the planet of the'), an organic being, farm-raised on genetically engineered smoothies and destined for auction to the highest bidding criminal enterprise. Gifted with the ability to communicate with foul-mouthed seagulls and ill-tempered felines, this gender-less, age-less, race-less creature has to find its way to escape from the clutches of its mother and other assorted enemies, in this fairly exciting and ultimately utterly unexpected story.

  • abuse
  • adventure
  • androgen
  • androgeny
  • artificialintelligence
  • asexual
  • bioengineering
  • comingofage
  • featured
  • futurism
  • gender
  • identity
  • recovery
  • runaway
  • teenager
  • transgender
ZachTheBridge ZachTheBridge Jul 26, 2017
What is happening? 😂 diggin this story. It's already so absurd. It reminds me of a computer trying to write a story for people.
IDunn0N0thing IDunn0N0thing Sep 01, 2017
Hey, I'm really enjoying your book so far! I'm actually wrote my own novel. A bit of a humorous one. Do you mind checking it out and maybe promoting it. Just a request. Thank you for your time and have a great day.
leahcanscience leahcanscience Jun 09, 2016
Really strong voice and interesting prose. Very different to everything else I've read on wattpad. I'm so glad I found your book and am excited to keep reading.
-squirrelgirl -squirrelgirl Jul 23, 2016
I love this book! It's really different and awesome. I like the seagull, it's kinda funny that she keeps going on about killing.
Freaky-Jason Freaky-Jason Jun 24, 2016
Jesus... First book I've been reading on Wattpad and I'm grateful for this, could have been incredibly underwhelming but it's engrossing. Great writing, definitely better than anything I have read in a long, long time.
lillybug1995 lillybug1995 Oct 19, 2016
My mom  yelled  at me and I am pregnant  and she tells me not to yell  but she still dose I wish I could understand why