Stories tagged “robots”

  • All Your Reasons

    “I don’t think they’ve done a full-on Shawshank Redemption number for something they just kinda want, the question is what is it in the building that they actually want?” “Some of the brightest minds in the area work or go...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Thanks for the Memory

    “But what kind of reinforcements?” James asked. “Whatever they’re after might make all the difference.” “And how do you suggest we find that out?” Lisa asked. “Well, I dunno, these guys are, like, walking...

  • They Have Us Right Where We Want Them

    The mech didn’t take long to decide what he thought of my proposal. “You trying trick Chert! You mine.” “Hulk smash,” I muttered under my breath, getting ready to dodge if I could. Not that it was likely to help, but it wa...

  • Blind Date

    Sweeper’s first shot hit Chert in the groin and several large bolts and bits fell off. “I think you got his nuts,” Jiana said as the wounded mech put a hand down there to try and hold his legs together, failed miserably and fell forwa...

  • Fire It Up?

    “Great, that’ll make it even MORE of a pain in the ass to take out the controller without taking out the entire ’mech.” Sera grumbled. “With that kind of storage density increase, you’re talking about a geometric inc...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Deep Space Boredom

    Out beyond the solar system lies the Deep Space Comm Relay One Station. The stations main purpose was to maintain the communications network. It was staffed by two organics and a robot. The job was simple, push a big red button every 2 hours, hence the...

  • You Know That It Would Be Untrue You Know That I Would Be a Liar

    Lisa grinned. “And the mechs’ plasma rifles can ignite the wires without leaving any traces of arson. Or at least, none that forensics will recognize.” “Then what are we waiting for?” James grinned. “Let’s ligh...

  • It Is a Silly Place

    “Surrender, now!” Sweeper said. “Before you lose more bits!” “Chert just scratched!” the robot growled, swinging with his other hand. “That’s not a scratch, your arm’s off!” Jiana said, as the...

  • Disappointment in the Wee Hours of Morning

    The playground fell silent. Thin trails of smoke from the would-be captors wafted on the morning breeze. The sedans did not transform, for which Violet was grateful. She felt like she should be breathing hard, but her metal chest neither rose nor fell....

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Special Delivery

    A short time later, Vi clomped through Rae’s house as silently as she could, carrying Rae over her shoulder. She was glad that her feet were soled with the same rubber as her tires or things would be really loud. As it was, the whirring of her hy...

  • Cuffed

    When Lisa and James awoke, they were cuffed together in what was unmistakably, the trunk of a moving car. “Oh my head… Wait, Marauders?” James whimpered, clutching his recently-clocked head. “No, if this were the Marauders, we w...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Dominatrix Theory

    “Do you want us to be quiet, or do you want us to answer questions? We can’t do both at once,” Lisa said. Billy facepalmed. “You know what I mean.” “What’s this all about?” James asked, blinking against t...

  • Surrealism

    “Okay, libraries. That was something that I thought I could go my entire life without hearing until I heard it, and that’s even after my sister got turned into a refugee straight out of Macross.” James deadpanned, mind boggled by the ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Driving Home

    “Are you off your nut?” Lisa hissed to James as they shared the back seat of the woman’s car. Billy was driving, and the woman was sitting backward on the passenger seat, glowering at them and fingering the hilt of a bullwhip. “...

  • The Simulacrum

    “I love you,” she said, her silicone arms holding me close. I smiled in return and turned her off. It was getting harder and harder to be with her these days. I thought that the simulacrum would ease the heartbreak, but instead it made it t...

  • The Game is Up

    It was 10 a.m. that Sunday morning before Rae finally came down to the garage, looking far more pale than Vi had ever seen her. “Good morning,” Violet said. “Sleep well did we?” “They know everything,” Rae said. R...

  • Memory Dump

    Rae came down to the garage again that evening. “Are you doing okay? I’m sorry…Mom and Dad won’t let me keep you in my room.” “I’m fine now. Especially since you took off the interlocks. Hey, what’s this thin...

  • Off In The Ditch

    “What? The plasma cannon is NEVER overkill!” Sera said, looking at her brother like he had grown a third ear on his forehead. “I would, however, be curious as to exactly how you managed to let yourself get kidnapped by someone in THAT...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Another Scooter Girl

    Rae woke up slowly. She heard the hydraulics and servos whir in her joints and limbs as everything came on-line. Wait…on-line? Rae looked down and gasped. “Aaah!” Her body was metal, mechanical—and familiar. “What have you done to...

  • Damage Control

    James groaned. “This wasn’t even necessary. We were taking them back to the base. They could have taken care of it there without anyone getting hurt.” “You don’t know that!” Sera insisted. “Hmph, fine way to ac...

  • Watching and Waiting

    “I hate stakeouts.” Lisa growled over the radio. They had managed to track down the hotel where the guest speaker was staying at, and Aegis agents had met them there with Sera and Fur’s proper bodies, all evidence of the previous spar...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Electric dolls (the sequel)

    Clearly no one had told him. It made me feel upset; upset that people would try to forget my kind. We are no harm, we help. But people don’t seem to notice that. I wish I wasn’t a mechanical doll. The drive was long and restless. When I finally arr...

  • Scooter Girl Scoots

    “Anyway, I used your technical expertise to remove all records I made you,” Violet said. “You’ll also not have to worry about the memory dump—and for that matter I won’t either, now. So long as you don’t call atten...

  • Fidgeting

    James frowned, trying to figure the odds in his head for whether the new arrivals were robots in disguise or just the random odd vehicles you got every so often. It was a little hard to concentrate when— “Ow! What was that?” James looked ...

  • Playing Catch Up

    Shortly after that, the exit nearest the parked sports car burst open, and Lisa dashed for Fur, gripping a bookish-looking man with a briefcase by the arm before shoving him in and diving in herself. “Jim, Sera, run interference for me!” Li...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5