The Winter Generation Revolting

Avatar Author: Darrell B Nelson I am a semi-professional writer, my writings have appeared in Ray Gun Revival, Distant Worlds, and Alienskin Magazines. I mostly write Science Fiction but I dabble in horror and and other stuff. With the short-short cha... Read Bio

We boarded the Armada as merchants and farmers.

We landed on the islands of the super-rich as soldiers.

The Sentry-bots were programmed to ward off stay thieves and shot tranquilizers into anyone acting a leader. An effective strategy to rid the island of stray thugs, not against 100’s of righteous soldiers.

They were overwhelmed, but not before our commanders were rendered unconscious.

The gardening-bots were no challenge as they were programmed not to harm humans, all they could do was give us robo-hugs, holding us until someone shut them down.

I was detained by a robo-hug, so by the time I made it into the mansion a hoard of my companions were already there.

When I entered I saw the picture of owner of island. She had frequented my shop in the summer and was always nice and polite.

I was frozen as I watched her mansion looted, her personal items smashed and her summer wardrobe desecrated.

My cries of “Take only what we need.” Were laughed at.

We left the burning island as vandals and thugs.

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  1. Avatar DoItForScience

    Very nice, I like the recognition of the kind person whose home is being ransacked!

  2. Avatar Darrell B Nelson

    It’s easy to hate a faceless cruel system, it’s when you see the face of a person caught on the other side that it becomes hard.

  3. Avatar The Note Writer

    I can see a double meaning in the title…

  4. Avatar Darrell B Nelson


  5. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    I really like the phrase “I was detained by a robo-hug.” Heh.

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