Thank you, subconscious. It’s not an “upbeat” story, exactly, but an idea whomped me on the head not an hour ago. There will be robots. Is in the vein of “Imaginary Enemy,” and it’s gonna be 4 toads cool, and perfect for the Kij Johnson/John Kessel week. Needs must haul on a draft since Sat. will be a bust for ComicCon, but yaaaaaay! It’s amazing how, against all odds, the brain pulls through when you need it most.