|Visual Thesaurus display of "card"|
Sometimes the Church of the Blank Page needs a technological kick start. After almost a week of coming up with nothing for "card", this week's 100 Word Stories challenge, I finally entered the term into the Visual Thesaurus search box. I found inspiration in the bottom left side of the circle. Here's the story I came up with:
She's a Card (God Willing)
John opened the panel in the back of her head and inserted the card into the open slot. The body was a perfect replica of Jane in her prime, before the accident broke her too badly for even medicine's modern miracles to repair.
Jane had resisted getting scanned and backed up, no matter how many times John had nagged her. "We've got plenty of time," she'd say. Now, the results of an experimental post-mortem brain scan were anything but certain.
Activating the start-up process, John waited to see if his beloved wife would boot up from the dead.