Life of Clockwork Man

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I remember the day I was awakened. I was strapped down, with cords everywhere. There were several restarts and my calendar was updated each time. Finally I was allowed to sit up and walk. My creator was joyous and clapped for himself.

I learned to make tea, bring slippers, turn on and off the TV.

One day, I left him at the breakfast table, turned on the sprinkler system, and brought in the paper to find him slumped over the table. I waited for instructions. None came.

A neighbor found me, and him, and the authorities came and carted him off. I was boxed up. Sat in a warehouse while my battery died, and picked up by some young man who turned me back on.

I was a pitching machine for him, then a talking doorman for the next man who lived out of his van and smoked quite a bit. I brought him cold beer.

I was an extra in a movie, but then I stood for ages in some mansion as an indoor landscape piece.

Finally, I was turned on again today. I whir silently, move smoothly, and can see in color.

“Hello.”

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Comments (4 so far!)

  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I had great plans for this, and what came out was not that awesome. Oh well.

  2. Avatar Isla

    I find it hard to write great plans into such a short space and still maintain the details I wish to include.
    I enjoyed this story, nicely done.

  3. Avatar The Ghost in the Machine LoA

    I really like this and I think it still has a lot of potential. It reminds me a little of Bicentennial Man with a little bit of Hugo mixed in.

  4. Avatar Petros

    That’s really sad. I kinda see Vincent Price and Johnny Depp without the love interest or a (not quite) happy ending. Immortality will suck for intelligent machines….

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