Thursday, 3 March 2016

Power Failure
                                                                                                Photo prompt © Sean Fallon
He was standing like a lifeless statue, stark naked, intently looking at a jar full of batteries.
“What happened to my tea?”
He did not react. That was enough to annoy Pixie.
“Why doesn’t he obey? Something wrong with him?” she muttered in irritation and left her bed. In anger she forgot to cover herself up.
“Now what?’ she gave him a piercing look.
He refused to react.  She got provoked and hit him on the face. She regretted her folly; she had only hurt herself.
“Power failure, no? I should have known; nothing has been right with this robot.”
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A post for FridayFictioneers (on a picture prompt) and
Three Word Wednesday (word prompts- naked, obey, piercing)
Word count 100


18 comments:

  1. Oblique and brilliant! I don't think i've seen a jar full of batteries..it illustrates the story perfectly..and is tempting to start one also!

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  2. Nice take on the prompt, really enjoyed it. Has got me thinking about robots and their uses. :)

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  3. I think he's trying to tell her what he needs. I felt quite sorry for the poor thing.

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    1. we need to be sorry for ourselves for being too dependent on machines, thanks Sandra for stopping by

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  4. Was he a love toy, or is my mind just in the gutter. (that was a rhetorical question) :)

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    1. poor robot was good for odds and ends only, that is when there were no power issues, thanks for comments

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  5. Poor robot... if she could just have let him get some power he would have made her tea and more....

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    1. power, that's what everyone wants, even a robot; thanks for reading the post

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  6. Aahh!! nice build up at the beginning ... awesome

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