"On the Penitents' Road" is available in the January issue of 10 Flash Quarterly.
Once, back when he’d been human, he might have appreciated the irony of this particular spot.
It was called the Penitents’ Road because centuries ago it was where heretics were made to repent before they were burned. Of course, humankind had long since evolved beyond the need for such a silly superstition as religion.
Argen Fuller hoped it wasn’t too late for them to evolve beyond the need for mere flesh and blood, too.