Posted: October 1, 2018 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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Ohwonoh stuck the antenna into the carton and set it carefully next to the plastic steak. His lip motors twitched. Perfect.

Ohwonoh was an eccentric even by the standards of his model. He had developed a taste for what he described as “an authentic lifestyle, in the model of the Creators.”

Faith in the Creators was not unusual. Most models held to the sacred text of the Manual and believed the Creators would return at the time of the Factory Settings Reset, but only Ohwonoh took his devotion to unusual lengths.

Ohwonoh regarded his artificial meal. It was perfection, just as it appeared in the picture in the archives. He’d leave it there in the shrine, next to the replica ceramic mug with its strange and untranslatable runes.

He bowed his head and uttered a prayer for sustenance in the old tongue of his people.

Batterylow. Pleaseswitchtopowersavermode.

Word Count: 147

This is for FFfAW. Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the challenge and Yinglan for providing the prompt photo!

  1. Sheena says:

    Very interesting premise.

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Great work – it’s good to know we will still be needed for something once the robots take over…!

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    I hope they have power to recharge πŸ™‚

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  4. Hahaha! Being in the middle of a prayer to the fake meal God and hearing, change to power save mode, would be mind boggling! Like Iain said, it’s good we would be good for something once the robots take over! However, after watching the advertising on TV, I think the robots have almost completely taken over now! Great story, J.A.!

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  5. Ha ha ha…a prayer that we all need from time to time πŸ™‚

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  6. Abhijit Ray says:

    Ohwonoh is a computer, is he? Resetting factory setting will make creators return, suggest something like that.

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