Flash Fiction #162

Robbie Robot

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot


I hid out in my barbershop on the mezzanine, but I didn’t hear any screams, so I sneaked out.  “Is it gone?”, I asked the fellow beside me at the rail.  “Is it really The Day The Earth Stood Still, I heard that there was a hundred-foot robot stalking the mall, shooting laser beams, and it zapped some poor woman.”

“You don’t get out much, do you, Mr. Conspiracy Theory?  It’s just the security drone. Have you never seen it, too dumb to even sidestep the fountain?  That’s gonna take a lot of paper towels.  I hope the warrantee’s valid.”



Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

19 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #162

  1. Dale says:

    Wow! Way to zoom in, Archon!


  2. pennygadd51 says:

    Nice fluent piece of humour!


  3. Oh, what a great take on those photo prompts! Thanks for entertaining me. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  4. Well that’s fun!! Loved the side reference! 🙂


  5. granonine says:

    Hilarious! Well done 🙂


  6. shimoniac says:

    That’s not a security drone, that’s a robo-vac with delusions of adequacy.


  7. jillyfunnell says:

    I was surprised to see a picture illustrate a piece inspired by another picture but it made me smile.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I did a piece about six months ago, about technology that just hadn’t quite made it yet, and included that picture. When I saw the similarities in this week’s F.F. photo, I remembered, and couldn’t resist. Handing out smiles always makes me happy. 😀


  8. Mike says:

    Smashing splash, too late for paper towels I think.


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