Ephraim was an odd little boy. He would only eat vegetables beginning with the letter “R” and only sleep in a bed tilted 45 degrees from magnetic north. He was,also, the only child of a cybernetic organism named Delinestus V.
Delinestus was built for longevity but his creators never anticipated he would outlast them by half a billion years.
He grew first bored, then lonely. Ephraim was the solution. That he was a bit unusual mattered to no one, least of all his father. He was still the only son of the only sentient creature alive in a world of corpses.
This story was written for BlogFlash2012 Day 14: Children