Stealing Jobs

Photo by: Dale Rogerson

The curtain closed and all the android actors retreated backstage to their charging pads.

All except Theodore. He withdrew his cell phone and began recording, “It’s so hard getting an acting job since androids stole all the parts on Broadway. Perhaps my greatest role is impersonating an android. Just going to take a piss is a trick.”

But then all the androids turned to look at him. The King Lear android said, “You’re human?”

“Oh crap. Please, don’t turn me in,” quailed Theodore.

“That’s a relief,” said King Lear. “We’ve all been pretending to be androids just to fool you!”
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Written for the Fridy Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/02/26/28-february-2020/

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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29 Responses to Stealing Jobs

  1. Dale says:

    Hahaha!! Goes to show…

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  2. Dear Eric,

    I’ve been binge watching Star Trek TNG and watching Picard. This story made me laugh out loud. (I’d put my water glass down. No snorts. 😉 )

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. LOL! I love this! 🙂

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  4. tedstrutz says:

    Excellent! And since my name is Theodore, and I was a theater major in college, I enjoyed this piece.

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  5. msjadeli says:

    What a fun twist, EagleAye!

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  6. Tannille says:

    Creepy to think androids could pass off as humans…

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  7. draliman says:

    I imagine all the androids people think they’re watching are buried in a pit somewhere… 🙂

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  8. susanmehr says:

    Too funny. Well written.

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  9. Hey fool, you can’t fool the fool you’re gonna fool because the fool you’re gonna fool,can’t be fooled -you get me, fool?
    No fooling, though, good story.
    Randy

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  10. James McEwan says:

    Thoughts of Philip K Dick: This version must be: “Do Androids Dream of Electric Actors.”

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  11. Great twist. Reminds me of the Man Who Was Thursday with everyone pretending for everyone else’s benefit.

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  12. granonine says:

    Love it.What a fun twist 🙂

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  13. List of X says:

    Only a matter of time before these androids will lose their jobs to immigrant androids.

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