Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

A quote: “I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination.” ~~ Hunter S. Thompson

I’ll start with a story …

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Technology charges forward where human nature lags and the small planet among many I was instantaneously exiled to, for annoying the wrong people, was livable.

I was the only human but just important enough they left an android for, ironically, humanitarian reasons.

She looked real enough, but she was furniture, right?

Yet, over the years, the furniture learned to enjoy my recitations of Shakespeare but never Beckett. Her taste in art and music differed just enough from mine to make me wonder. Programming or something else?

I grew content.

Then they showed up to bring me home, but not her.

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Now, it’s your turn.
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3 Comments
  • Mike-in-Keller says:

    Oh, you wanted fiction. OK, here’s mine — social distancing and the economic condition we are now experiencing, both were entirely unnecessary and ridiculous responses to the Wuhan virus.

  • GWB says:

    That’s a disturbing picture, and I’m not sure really why.

  • Navig8r says:

    The clutch of eggs had lain dormant and hidden in the cave for decades. Smoke from the wildfires had triggered something and they started to stir. The stirring was noticed by a ranch hand sheltering from a storm. Scientists were alerted and became quite excited as the species was believed to have gone extinct in the 1970s. They would have another chance to get it right. Production lines were started to feed the hatchlings as they emerged. This time there would be enough purple people to sustain the population of the famous One eyed, One horned Flying Purple People Eater.

    Here’s a link for you kiddies too young to get the cultural reference.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx47qrH1GRs

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