R3 published in Strange Horizons

The Christmas event you’ve all been waiting for, I’m sure. I’m most proud to have a Christmas story published in Strange Horizons. Here’s the link for the story: R3
To get you started, here’s the first paragraph:

R3

With the Soviet Union out of business now for a century, you’d think people would quit telling the joke, the one with the punchline “Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear.” But no. I bring it out in people. I’m not him, I make that clear. My creators never got the rights to claim I’m Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the most famous reindeer of all. I’m R3, the second most famous. You’re supposed to say that “R three,” by the way. It looks like “R cubed” to me, but marketing says different. What do I know? In my pre-R3 days I flunked math, flunked everything, got in trouble, went to jail, which is how I ended up volunteering to transfer my wasted intelligence into a faux red-nosed reindeer who shows up every Christmas season like blizzards in Buffalo.

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