The Expurgated Version

Brain Harvest November 2011 Science Fiction, 400 words

In punishment for the heinous crime of premarital sex, James' brain is re-wired such that every memory of Lori triggers a blackout in his awareness. But now Lori's gone missing. How can James find a woman he can't even think about? And when he does, will he even recognize her?

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Reprinted in UNDER STARS.