2052

Rob’s here because he refuses to shift to the New Special Olympics, has dreamed of standing on what he thinks of as the real podium, but when he gets to the line and stands beside the competition, he realizes he might be out of his depth.

There’s a Kenyan competitor to his left, but to his right is the defending world champ, from Nation 3588472. He cranes his neck to catch a glimpse of those unreadable lenses.

He gets eliminated – the guy from 3588472 crosses the line in 1.78 seconds – but he shakes the Kenyan’s hand afterward, and the man says, “Fuckin robolympians.”

One Response to “2052”

  1. Well, damn. I guess I should enjoy these Human Olympics while I can.

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