Runaway Robot

Vnh9CThe following story comes from the writing prompt: Alphabet Soup.

The task is to write down the letters of the ABC. For each one, choose a word that begins with that letter. Finally, write a post about anything — using all the words you’ve selected.

I will highlight the words used in random order.

LT. BROWN
Code Red!

COLONEL ROBERTS
What’s going on soldier?

LT. BROWN
The android has escaped, sir!

COLONEL ROBERTS
Lt. Brown, are you telling me that our most expensive project has just disappeared?

LT. BROWN
Yes sir, he disabled the x-ray security system and took off.

COLONEL ROBERTS
What were you and the team doing while that happened?

LT. BROWN
(yawns)

COLONEL ROBERTS
This not some cheap petting zoo that just lets robots walk out into the world.

LT. BROWN
He was extremely quiet, sir. No one noticed he was gone until it was too late.

COLONEL ROBERTS
This is what I get for leaving a bunch of nerds to be in charge of security.

LT. BROWN
Sir, the Caterpillar Security System is the most highly designed and intelligent security system in the world.

COLONEL ROBERTS
Yeah, and my uncle is a unicorn. Look, soldier, if that android gets into our weapons defense system, he can cause serious damage.

LT. BROWN
With a virus?

COLONEL ROBERTS
(laughs)
If I had a dollar for every time I heard that question. I’d be rich in a hot minute.

LT. BROWN
Sir, we’ve sent the “patrol-bots” to find him and return him to the center.

COLONEL ROBERTS
I’m getting to old for this, Brown. Tell me they’ve got him back here in one hour or it’s your ass on the line.

LT. BROWN
Sir, yes, sir, they’ll have him back here in one hour.

COLONEL ROBERTS
What are you some kind of god-damned parrot?

LT. BROWN
Detective Walnut is on the job.

COLONEL ROBERTS
If anyone can crack the case, it’s Walnut. You’re mighty lucky we’ve got him on board. Report back to me on this situation in one hour.

LT. BROWN
Yes, sir. I won’t let you down.

COLONEL ROBERTS
I’m tired of your everyman bullshit excuses. This escape is on you. You’re the one who will take the fall.

LT. BROWN
Yes, sir. I understand, sir. I should also tell you that it was Sgt. Gord who left the gate unguarded.

COLONEL ROBERTS
Brown, is this some kind of joke to you?

LT. BROWN
No, sir. I just thought you should know the whole story.

COLONEL ROBERTS
The story right now, Brown is this: You fucked up. And you better pray to whatever gods in heaven that Walnut comes back like a shining white knight with that android in tow to save your sorry ass.

LT. BROWN
Sir. Yes, sir.

COLONEL ROBERTS
Now get the hell out of my sight.

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