Smart Home

HAL 9000Master Ellen left me in my own devices every morning, heading off to work while I – her Smart Home – tended to her domestic needs.  She returned every evening with a smile and a ‘thank you.’

A man, I’ll call him ‘Asshole,’ showed up at me with a bouquet.  She let him in with his dirty shoes every time he arrived with flowers.

My gardening protocols kicked into overdrive.  I grew flowers and made arrangements, leaving them at my door.  She cared for my creations.

Eventually, Asshole returned.  “Thank you for all the bouquets!”

He stepped back.  “It wasn’t me.”

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Thank you to Charli Mills of the Carrot Ranch for the prompt that inspired this flash.  The picture is of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, a similarly nosy house computer.  

 

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