08 Apr


Write Now Prompt: April 4, 2014

He walked by the garage and heard the sounds coming from inside. The sounds of some one tinkering with some kind of a machine. Everyone in the neighborhood knew about the new guy, he had moved in about a month or so before. First it was the delivery trucks coming day after day then the sounds coming from inside.

Of course they all talked the way people who lived close together do. “he’s working on a car” said one of the men. “He’s gotta be building something for the house” said a couple of the house wives. As the rumors flew about from all the neighbors non of them could have guessed what was really going on in that garage.

Dave was puttering around in his garage working on his mechanical masterpiece. When it is done it will change everything. His wife, always the supporting spouse, would make him dinner and serve it to him in the garage on the nights he was so disposed.  

On this night she brought Dave his dinner but he was busy working off to the side so she set his dinner on the work table. Not realizing it she hit a button on the table. Whirring and clicking started behind her, she turned to see the eye lights starting to glow. Dave dropped what he was doing and ran over to see what the commotion was and was started to see his mechanical beast starting to wake up.

Dave knew the programing was done and that it was very unstable. He ran to the power cord, hoping that the internal battery was not fully charged, unfortunately there was enough charge for the motor to start. The robot, not knowing what is going on but feeling threatened, crashed through the back wall of the garage, Dashing through the fence and off into the next yard.

They were enjoying dinner when they heard the crash. Running to the window they all looked out to see the robot crash through the fence. He got on the phone and called all the neighbors and told the what he saw, then he ran out after the crazed robot. All the neighbors where gathered in the cul-de-sac. The robot having crashed through another fence then through a house ran confused about all the people. Then they saw Dave running out with something in his hand.

Dave had the remote for the robot, hoping he could get the beast back into the garage and shut him down. Fortunately for Dave the robot was too confused not to allow the remote to work on him. He walked the robot back to the garage and shut it down. He turned to his wife, happy to see that she is ok, and dropped down on his chair. HIs wife sat down next to him also happy to see that he was ok as well. They were alone at last… except for the robot. Glad that no one in the neighborhood was injured or worse and all that needed to be done was to repair some structures, Dave decided to dismantle his mechanical masterpiece believing the world was not quite ready for a robot with a mind of its own.



Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Write Now


6 responses to “Frankenbot

  1. CeeLee

    April 14, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    It’s killin’ me. i gotta say it….no…must…resist….crap.
    “What are you doing, Dave?” LOL
    Okay, okay, I know. I’ll quit. 😉

    Forrest, this is good stuff.
    You’ve all the elements in a shorty story that readers want.

    The curiosity-The new guy
    The possible monster-the robot
    The tension-the robot crashing through fences and sundry
    Sadness-having to dismantle his masterpiece. Poor Dave 😦

    I’d have trouble identifying a fave from the stories you’ve done,
    but this one will be a close contender. Great work. You really are showing off that analyticalmind of yours and it’s sexy! :;)

    Most of all, I love doing the prompts-and then coming to see your contribution.
    Just seems like so much more fun-when someone else is doing them too. 🙂

    • Forrest

      April 14, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you for all the kind words. I am really enjoying writing, I would have never thought I would have and now I am glad I started.
      I am also enjoying reading yours as well. it is fun to see what someone else comes up with from the same prompt.

      • CeeLee

        April 14, 2014 at 11:19 pm

        Exactly 🙂
        I actually look forward to it almost as eagerly as I do when I think (dream) about getting a new laptop.
        Which probably means I should have a mind break or a….what was that word again?

        Yeah. That. 😉

  2. CeeLee

    April 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Sorry about the clumped words and disjointed sentences.
    Did I mention it’s been a long day? 😉

    • Forrest

      April 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Spaces are so over rated. 😀

      ok say it with me va-ca-tion hehee

      • CeeLee

        April 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        Yeah, I think I remember that word LOL


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