Manbot - Scarlet Blackwell This is definitely my favorite short by Scarlet Blackwell. She is usually known for her unlikeable MCs and angst-none of that here! I was smiling and laughing at Kavan the housebot's adorable and humorous reactions to his introduction to physical pleasures. I just loved Kavan's sarcastic responses and Gray's resulting puzzlement over this unusual display of emotional intelligence from a robot. The story gained a dark undertone towards the end in regards to the humans' treatment towards the robots and what happens with Kavan's fellow housebot George.... :(

Like most of her shorts, the ending had loose strings-I would definitely love to see a short sequel to this, as it ended in a HFN. Upping 4.5 stars to 5 because it was such an entertaining and funny read!