Turn Around and Walk the Razor's Edge

Toonrmicon Author: Robotech_Master Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Chris Meadows spent his formative years in Jonesboro, Arkansas, followed by the small-town environment of Cassville, Missouri, before moving to Springfield to attend Southwest Missouri State U... Read Bio

Violet didn’t say anything. Then, a moment later, Rae heard her own voice from a couple of days ago played back through Violet’s speakers. “Will you be good so we don’t both die? I’ll remove all the interlocks if you promise.”

“You seemed to be more worried about not dying then,” the Violet-scooter said. “Why the change?”

“I just saw all my friends and classmates get taken away to be turned into goo because of something I did. What do you think?”

“Would it make you feel better to know Aegis got an anonymous tip and was able to track the buses? They’re closing in on the factory right now, and should be fast enough to rescue everyone.” As Rae spun to stare at her, Vi-scoot explained, “I’m monitoring police bands—and since I scanned your memories, I know the code words they use for robot activity.”

Rae blinked. “Anonymous tip…from the scooter-me? I should have thought of doing that.”

I should have thought of it,” Vi said. “Scooter-Rae said it was Violet’s idea.” She looked at Rae. “So what now?”

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Comments (4 so far!)

  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    I got myself confused which duo we were talking about, but I think that’s my own fault for being a bit fatigued. Plus we are dealing with a story about two friends copied into two robots, so some confusion is inevitable.

  2. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    That’s why I try to make it clear which one’s the scooter when I write. It also helped to go back and reread the original thread before continuing. :)

  3. Avatar Nuno Teixeira

    Been on here only for a short time, but I also wish there was a way to click a link to take a reader to the start of the thread.

    Also something I just noticed: What’s stopping someone from writing a prequel to a scene that ALREADY had a prequel?

    That could break the intended flow… maybe… depends…

    All just fun I guess, so “meh” to it all I suppose! :)

  4. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    There’s nothing at all preventing it. That’s part of the point of the site. In theory, there can be zillions of writers on any given story, expanding it in all different directions.

    In practice, most ficlets are extremely lucky if they get even one sequel.

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