Manufactured Peace

There was jubilation throughout the Old City: at the venerated Western Wall, holy men and pilgrims of all faiths gathered to commemorate the occasion. After millennia of hatred and conflict, the elusive dream of peace was at last realized. Paxbot's emotive subroutines registered amazement at the humans' response. Along the wall, people prayed, lit candles, … Continue reading Manufactured Peace

The Last Pilgrimage

Gretchen's journey ended seaside. The roiling clouds of the machines gathered at the horizon, scrubbing away the blue skies. Her blue bike, the last loyal machine, had carried her a thousand miles over broken asphalt, but gave out in the end. She reminisced as she walked that last mile to the beach. In her lifetime, she had lost good friends, two husbands, and both children.

Cold Medalist

An entry for Flash Friday Vol 2-9. For the first robot Olympian, laurel crowns and gold medals meant nothing. Victory would bring NVS-1 the only thing he wanted: respect from the humans. His first memory was a file upload: the first modern Olympics. How that grayscale image had captivated his impressionable neural net! Olympians – … Continue reading Cold Medalist