Pay Phobetor

"You are no longer on hold with customer service."

What happens when a brain implant contracts a nasty computer virus? Find out in "Pay Phobetor," my short story in the December 2014 issue of Lightspeed Magazine.

Update: "Pay Phobetor" was selected as a Notable Story in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Thanks to editors Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams for giving my creepy little story a chance!