Now you can't leave

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The bartender stopped wiping the glass he had been absently cleaning, and silence seemed to envelop the bar as I could feel the weight of a dozen pairs of eyes on me.

“What’s wrong with you people?” I challenged. I wasn’t worried. If this was going to get ugly I could handle at least twice as many as were there.

“Why don’t you finish you’re drink and get out of here, buddy. Best for everyone.” The bartender didn’t smile.

Small minded — in every sense of the word — that’s what these failed biology projects were.

“We don’t want your kind here.” A few of them stood up and and started to circle around me.

“I don’t want any trouble. But whatever you start I’m willing to finish.” I stood up. “A robot has as much right to drink here as anyone else.”

“Oh, we don’t have a problem with robots,” said the bartender as he unscrewed his arm and affixed a taser. “It’s assholes we don’t like.”

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  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    oops wrong bar!

  2. Avatar lastsyllable

    Nice! I hope this keeps going…

  3. Avatar Stovohobo

    Ha! Love the bartender’s last shot. Could the robots have a dark turn? They always do in sci-fi, anyway…

  4. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    That’s the First Rule of Robots, Stovo: they will always turn on you.

    Most interesting continuation of the previous one. The barkeep’s line was absolutely epic.

  5. Avatar SerKevin

    @JimF – Great sequel!

    @G2, Funny you say that… seems like here in the West, AI, robots, androids are always portrayed as villains. Yet in Eastern cultures like Japan, they are seen as equals or friends.

  6. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    Dude! The bartender’s a robot, too! :D
    That was a great last line!

  7. Avatar Muse among Myths

    This series is continuously excellent.

  8. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    great stuff.

  9. Avatar Trench Affair

    Did he die?

  10. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    Perfect punchline.

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