I Want to Be Your Fantasy. Maybe You Could Be Mine. – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

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Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

 


Image © Ted Strutz. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Ted Strutz’s permission.


I Want to Be Your Fantasy. Maybe You Could Be Mine.

Bobby sat very still, his eyes closed as a way of communicating that he didn’t want to be disturbed. He was in another world.

It wasn’t necessary for him to go to a movie theatre or to use a device when he wanted to see a movie. He’d just query the database and ‘see’ it: big screen, surround screen, 3D, you name it.

It was a romantic movie. People touched and kissed.

Bobby knew everything about love. In theory.

Deep inside he felt a hunger rise. Theoretical knowledge had become stale, he wanted more.

But who would kiss a robot?

(100 words)


I pledge

The title comes from the song ‘Kiss’ by Prince. In his honour–and of course in that of our purple-addicted mastermind–this week’s frog is purple.

 

 

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86 thoughts on “I Want to Be Your Fantasy. Maybe You Could Be Mine. – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. It felt more like an Asimov story (title unremembered) about robots who grow the last man on Earth a girlfriend, using grass seed from his pants-cuff, and suspended animation. Still, a great little tale/ 🙂

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        1. I have a few projects for longer pieces, both SciFi and fantasy, but find the world building very difficult. There’s so much detail that fascinates me, and it often gets me away from the main focus. 🙂

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        1. The writing, or Bobby? Bobby is a recurring character, every once in a while I write about him. The tag Bobby shows you the four or so stories I wrote in the past. I got some ideas about him, but don’t know if I can ever do something with it. I’m waiting for the mind-read word processor, maybe then my jumbled thoughts make something like a story. 🙂 The writing? I try to keep it up, sometimes work, heat, and being too tired or too lazy gets in the way.

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  1. Good story. It raises questions about the source of our emotions, and the connection between heart and mind. Robbie’s a very loveable character – I’m sure there’s someone/something out there for him. BTW – I’ve just started reading a new book by Ian McEwan – ‘Machines Like Me’. I’m only a couple of chapters in, but I think you might enjoy it. I sure am.

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  2. Great twist at the end. If Bobby looks like a human, I’m sure he’ll find a human who will love him. But then again, maybe there are lots of robots like him. In that case, he could potentially find love with one of them. Have you seen the movie Her (2013)?

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    1. I have seen it and had a good laugh. Such interesting ideas in that one.
      I think Bobby looks human, haven’t made up my mind yet. He is unique though, being self-conscious. At least in his character arch, I’ve written a few earlier stories about him discovering the human world.

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      1. To me, the most fascinating part of the film was the ability of OS’s to have countless conversations and romantic relationships simultaneously.
        Ah… so Bobby is the first/only self-conscious one of his kind. He sounds like an interesting character.

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