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The Boy Who Downloaded the Internet (Chapter One)

Diagnosed autistic, Crady muttered to himself, "High on the Spectrum? So they think I'm a mental case? I'll show 'em." Leaning toward the computer monitor, he spun a pencil between his palms, saying, "Let's see. What should I do.... What -- should -- I -- do?" Then he blurted out, "Hah! Th-a-a-t's it! I'll show 'em."

A while later, there was a knock on the door, "Crady, your lunch is ready." His name was Crady, but all the other kids called him Crazy. He actually preferred Crazy.

"OK Mom. Can you bring it up?" Crady was coding a computer program for a little side money, when his mom loudly called out, "Crady, FedEx just delivered your package."

Roughly dropping his cat, Clyde, Crady ran to the back porch.

"What came today, Honey? More virtual whatever?"

"Reality. It's standard stuff, Mom. Can I have Tacos for dinner?"

"Yeah, OK, I've got the stuff to make tacos."
It was after 1:30 a.m. when Crady went to bed. He slept a short while, tossing and turning. Then, suddenly...

"WHAT?" Jerking up in bed to a sitting position, he punched the air with his fist, exclaiming, "That's it! I've got it! Hah! I'll download the Internet. The w-h-o-l-e Internet! Why not?" Crady lay back down and smiled, planning what he would do. First...

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lookatdesktop wrote on May 15, 2020, 9:17 AM

That about sums it up.

MegL wrote on May 15, 2020, 10:34 AM

Good start, looking forward to what genius can do.