Electric Sheep

Ben and Roger stood looking over Roger’s field. Sheep wandered across the pastoral setting.

Ben grunted. “Robot Electric Sheep. Now I’ve seen it all.”

“My house robot dreamed it up,” said Roger.

“You can’t get wool from them, though.”

“Don’t expect to. I just use them to mow the grass to a precise height.”

“Guess you don’t need sheepdogs.”

“Nope.” Roger held up a remote. “When it’s time for them to return I just push a button.”

“Huh! They’re no trouble at all.”

In the field, sheep BAA-413 turned to BAA-359 and said, “Do you remember how to get to the charging station?”

“Naa,” said BAA-359. “It’s been a while since I’ve been there. I’m a little rusty.”
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Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2018/06/23/coniston-water-lake-district-england/

Author’s Notes:

The movie Bladerunner was based on a book by Philip K. Dick entitled, “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?” So now you know…Robots do…

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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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25 Responses to Electric Sheep

  1. Dale says:

    Hmmm… there seems to be a defect in them thar sheep…

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  2. James Pyles says:

    Oy.

    As you probably know, the 1982 movie “Blade Runner” is based on the Philip K. Dick novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

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  3. Great take, Eric. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is actually a full-length novel. It differs significantly from the movie in several key ways. Deckard is married and hates his job. He actually does have an electric sheep that he keeps on the roof of his apartment building as a status symbol (pretending it’s real, since real animals are considered status symbols…especially livestock). His neighbor has a horse of which Deckard is fantastically jealous. I recommend the book highly. It’s really funny and really grim.

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  4. pennygadd51 says:

    That was a baad pun. Mwaa-haa-haa! And rusty already? Should have used stainless steel! Fun story, EagleAye!

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    LOL – great author’s note! I was thinking that same thing. Leave it to your house robot to come up with an idea like this.

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  6. Indira says:

    Funny idea, but then you are full of them.

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  7. This entire story is fun but my favorite part is that a robot thought up the sheep.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. k rawson says:

    Each line was funnier than the last. Even the details of the sheep’s name was a delicious joke. Really enjoyed this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. lisarey1990 says:

    Interesting read.

    Liked by 1 person

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