Audrey and Bree sat in the grass and chatted. Before them, the wetlands spread across a square kilometer. Wooden boardwalks meandered through the swampy park. A place for joggers to enjoy nature. The girls giggled and commented on the young men running through.
“It must be cool to be so rich your Dad can afford an android bodyguard,” said Bree.
“Not really. My Dad says I’m too young to date. He programmed the android to scare boys off.”
“Sucks.” Bree looked to where the android dug in the muddy waters beneath the park boardwalk. “Did you dress it like that?”
“Yep,” she giggled. “It’s obviously artificial and everyone stares at it. It’s embarrassing. So I dress it to look unfashionably goofy.”
“Looks like a real human male that way,” noted Bree.
“That’s the idea.”
“You think the android will ever find your phone in that deep mud?”
“Nope.” Audrey held up her phone. “It’s right here.”
“Oh that’s mean!”
Audrey shrugged. “At least this way I have a chance to meet a boy.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/fffaw-challenge-week-of-march-20-2018/