Of Cats and Androids

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The AS-14 was the latest in android servant technology. Experts claimed it would last, forever. Unique systems within its carbon-fiber chest guaranteed components were constantly replaced, well before the parts wore out. A wonderful feature to be sure. Of course, there’s always a flip side to any coin.

Little Tommy was five-years old and still learning about life. He learned about cats and why it’s important not to pull Winchester’s tail. There was much to learn about cats, and also the Wilson family’s AS-14 android. Tommy felt it was unreasonable that he couldn’t order the android to take him to the zoo…at 11PM on Tuesday. Still, the boy endeavored to apply his life lessons as quickly as possible.


Tommy heard the curious sound. He looked in the kitchen. Nothing there.


He looked in the living room. His toys were still scattered uniformly across the entire floor. Nothing unusual.

He found it on his father’s work table. Little nuts and bolts and electronic components rested in a neat pile of purple lubricant.

“Ew! Gross!” grimaced Tommy. He’d learned his lessons well, and he knew what this was.

“Dad!” he called. “The android spit up a hairball!”
Written for FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: https://flashfictionforthepracticalpractitioner.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/flash-fiction-for-the-purposeful-practitioner-2017-week-30/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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16 Responses to Of Cats and Androids

  1. Ewwww! Robot barf! 🙂

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Sounds like the AS-14 is a great improvement on the early IKEA Robot Servants — apparently it’s not a problem if you have parts leftover! 😉

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  3. Tena Carr says:

    Ewwww gross

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  4. James says:

    AS-14 needs to imitate the cat less. Glitchy AI.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. luckyjc007 says:

    Ha! Ha! I think I would prefer that of a robot as opposed to that of a human! Who knows….clean it up and maybe the parts can be used for something useful.

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. NAD says:

    Excellent. Thanks.Admin-bestrootapps.com

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