Escape Pod 113: Ishmael in Love
Steve’s LiveJournal (cleaning updates)
Ishmael in Love
by Robert Silverberg
I am a lonely mammalian organism who has committed acts of heroism on behalf of your species and wishes only the reward of a more intimate relationship [“love”] with Miss Lisabeth Calkins. I beseech compassionate members of H. sapiens to speak favorably of me to her. I am loyal, trustworthy, reliable, devoted, and extremely intelligent. I would endeavor to give her stimulating companionship and emotional fulfillment [“happiness”] in all respects within my power.
Permit me to explain the pertinent circumstances.