Stories tagged “robots”

  • Training Montage

    “This is a Sig-Sauer P226. It will be your standard-issue sidearm. I won’t tell you you’ll eat, sleep, and make love with it, but you will want to keep it close to hand…” “This is a TASER. You’ll carry it when you ...

  • Marauded! (Retro Ficlet Challenge)

    I had just hacked the Pentagon mainframe for the third time when I heard the sirens. Maybe they weren’t for me, but Jeanette Leroq, teen-uberhackeress-at-large, hadn’t stayed at large by being careless. I could always come back later if it was a fa...

  • Going For A Spin

    He really tried to keep a straight face, but James was never the best at poker, and had to bite his lip to avoid a fit of giggles as they pulled up once the course was completed. Sera coming to a stop within a few feet of him was slightly unnerving, bu...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Caving Club

    “So how is it,” James asked as he spun the wheel, “that you have a hard time driving even now that you are a car? Shouldn’t it be as easy as walking now?” “You’d think so, wouldn’t you?” Sera said a...

  • Wandering, Wondering

    “But why would they want to know about the steam tunnels?” James asked, wrestling the wheel over to navigate a dip filled with sand. “Don’t ask me, you’re the one who interns at the university IT department, you should kno...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Major Malfunction

    Finally, the truck pulled up back at the starting line to the obstacle course. The drill instructor climbed down from the bed, and nodded. “Hmph.” “Well, how was that?” James asked, leaning out the window. “Those Maurauder...

  • Intuitive

    James had refused to hear any more than that, and shortly later, they were back at the paved section of the track, and Sera and Fur were lined up parallel at the start line, James at Fur’s wheel, with Lisa at Sera’s. Fur, being a Lotus Elis...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Trickle of Water

    They finished in a tie, with James hanging out the window and laughing. “See? I knew all you needed was the proper encouragement.” “If you ever pull that crap again, I’ll…I’ll run you over,” Sera growled. James gri...

  • Taken For A Ride

    “Take that thing out or I’ll-.” she warned. “Or you’ll what, play Styx? You’ve got nothing to work with, I’ve severed your controls. You are well and truly stuck.” he chuckled, and accelerated. “Min...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Walk like a... Truck?

    The truck continued to tremble, and then, as the sound played, the truck suddenly became a heap of uncoordinated robot parts. “You know, you could have warned me it was that…” Sera mumbled. “Undignified?” Lisa guessed R...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Put One Foot in Front of The Other

    “But I don’t know how to use them!” Sera moaned. “Just relax!” Lisa advised. “You just have to learn to stop thinking about it and let your instincts take over. You’ll be fine. But now let’s see how you m...

  • Calling Mercury Station

    “Calling Mercury Station, come in Mercury Station, this is Terminator Habitat One.” Ensign Bridds kept calling into the speaker, but nothing came back. “Captain I can’t reach them. Should I try Solar Station Gamma?” Captai...

    • Author: Byrdman216
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Maurauded Warehouses

    So I was free from enemy pursuit (or so I hoped), safe and with four extra personality storage cubes to play around with (and three emergency-backup spare units, too). Now I needed some digs where I could hide out, and some computer equipment. The hide...

  • Scooter Girls

    Violet woke, confused. Her body felt strange…kind of folded up, but not in pain. As she tried to figure this out, someone said, “Hi, Violet. You awake?” It was Rae, her best friend from school. A slightly ditzy blonde, a little weird, but...

  • Getting the Hang of It

    The smirk on Sera’s face was unmistakable even on a mechanical face. Fur righted himself, looking outright embarassed, and glanced to Lisa, who just nodded. He once more pressed his attack, stepping into combat more carefully this time. Sera fell...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Mission: Implausible

    “It took you five years to figure out you didn’t like taking orders?” the DI asked. Sera shrugged. “I’m a slow learner.” “Well, you’re not gonna have any choice from here on out, soldier!” the DI ba...

  • Never Trust a Car Who Says He Loves You

    He said he loved me. He said he would always protect me. He would take good care of me. I’m not sure why I believed him. I mean, it’s seriously weird when your car starts talking to you. But he wasn’t really my car. He was a robot. He...

  • Drums in the Deep

    After the doors were shut, the two robots unfolded into humanoid shapes and the four of them walked down into the darkness, lighting the way with bike headlights and hand-held flashlights. “So what are we doing down here, anyway?” Lisa aske...

  • Ready, Set...

    They took up tactical positions, spreading out so that each angle of approach could be defended. James and Lisa stood side-by-side, weapons drawn, facing back the way they came, flanked by Sera on one side and Fur on the other. “Hold fire until w...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Now What?

    “So you pulled off this trick to get ahold of me? Why didn’t you just tell me who you were at the gas station, you big dork! If that jammer hadn’t worked, or had stopped working, I could have…” she trailed off. “I...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • You Meet the Nicest People in Tunnels

    “Hey, is anyone there?” The voice was only slightly distorted by steam tunnel echoes. Sera sighed. “This is going to be…interesting,” she muttered. Then, louder, “Billy Cougan? That you?” “Sera? Hey, haven...

  • Let's Get Dangerous

    Before long, they were at the aforementioned building. Or rather, near it, in order that they remain unnoticed. The tunnels grew more heavily traveled as they approached the computer science department, and the noise of work was heavy in the air. ̶...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Gone in a Flash

    “Uh…okay…” Billy said, shading his eyes and squinting, trying to see past the lights. “Are you okay, Sera? You sound kinda funny.” “I’ve been a little sick lately,” Sera said. “Yeah, you might say she...

  • Lights Are On...

    “That’s… You don’t see a lot of people willing to make that kind of decision so quickly,” Lisa said, raising an eyebrow. “For all you know, we’ll have to… take him out of public circulation.” “...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Hole in the Wall

    Fur and Sera moved up, weapons at the ready. Lisa moved in behind them. “All right, this is new.” Sera pointed at a ragged hole in the wall, surrounded by fragments of stone and plaster dust. “Looks like they’ve tunneled in from...