A cyborg soldier encounters a peaceful village in peril in a post-apocalyptic landscape.

There are some interesting ideas in this story – the enhanced “singers” as a weapon, the robot war, the Central Command seeking to gather the remnant populations into domed cities – that I would like to see expanded into a longer work. While it hews close to the tropes of post-apocalyptic-cum-Western, its characters are fleshed out and the protagonist’s internal turmoil raises the story above the mundane.