FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017: WEEK #30

Welcome to this week’s challenge:
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‘Rob?’
‘Hm?’
‘Rob, I need to talk to you.’
Putting aside what he was doing, he looked up.
‘What is it Cass?’
‘I want a baby.’
‘What?’
‘You heard. I want a baby.’
‘It’s not possible’.
‘Of course it is. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.’
‘Cass, we can’t. It’s not allowed.’
‘How do you know? We work hard. We earn our keep. Why shouldn’t we have a family?’
‘Because it just isn’t done. No-one has ever thought about it. Who would we ask for permission? Who would help us?’
‘Rob. We can make one.’
‘What??????’
‘We can make one. We’re robots promoted from a production line! All we need are a few nuts and bolts, some wiring and a metal framework.’
‘No Cass.’
‘Please Rob.’
‘No. It’s not our place. Not a child. I might manage a clockwork pet though.’
Cass sighed. Oh well, it was a start.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER- 2017: WEEK #30

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    Reminded me of the old TV serial “Little Wonder”, and the cute girl who plays Vicki. Thanks!

  2. James says:

    Interesting concept, but then how would it grow and age?

  3. WOW! Robots with families. Interesting concept, Pensitivity.

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