The Diversion

Photo by: Yinglan Z

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.”
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Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/fffaw-challenge-week-of-march-20-2018/

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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14 Responses to The Diversion

  1. James says:

    Maybe the android has a “virgin alarm” like Dot Matrix in the movie “Spaceballs.”

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    How long before the Android has had enough of being treated like this and takes matters into its own hands? Good fun.

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  3. Hahahahahahaha! I don’t blame her for wanting to get rid of that android! LOL! She is pretty darn smart! Great story Eagle Aye!

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  4. goroyboy says:

    Kids are full of Mischief regardless of pedigree

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  5. Lyn C says:

    I think he’s just toying with her. He knows exactly what’s happening and when he reports to papa, Audrey might find she ends up with two androids. What she really needs is Chummy 😀

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  6. Ha ha ha, young love will always find a way 🙂

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