This short story is the first in a book called Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales.
Carrie Ryan's story is Inspired by E.M. Forster's "The Machine Stops"
I haven't read Forster's story so I jumped in only thinking I knew what it was gonna be about.
I admit I'm used to Ryan's Zombie novels so I kept want dead people to appear in the story, some where!
It's only 26 pages long, I felt kinda lost for the first 8 pages, but then I saw where it was headed.
Think of the movie WALLE, how everyone got so big and in the chairs.
That's basically what I was thinking through out the rest of the story.