I’ve been busy the last few months–publishing a book. Yikes! But I finally got back onto the flash-fiction challenge. This week at terribleminds the challenge is to start a story with the sentence “The noticed android walks past a wondering chamber.” Here’s my result:
The noticed android walks past a wondering chamber. The people inside the chamber lie twisted haphazardly amongst the cushions, blowing smoke rings and mumbling to themselves. The man that has noticed the android, however, sits up with a straight back and clear eyes. The android pauses.
“Come here,” the man says.
The android moves into the room, stepping carefully over the sprawled body of a woman. Her mouth is open and she snores heavily.
“Do you have a name?” The man squints at the android, his brows furrowing. The android considers the question.
“My serial number is NX/5733456.”
“Nix. Tell me, are you alive or dead?”
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