Automaton (Drabble)

The zeroes and ones snuck up on us like a morning alarm, no matter how many times we pressed snooze, they just kept coming. In waves of pulsing, cobalt light, flashing beacons and white noise, they enveloped us.
I often asked myself if I could have done better, preempted the war, but knew in my heart I couldn’t.
What did I do? I’ll tell you what. There was only one thing I could do.
Unlike the rest who raged and moaned and fought, I relented.
Now, I live my life as a tumble dryer. It’s nice to always be warm.

11 thoughts on “Automaton (Drabble)

  1. If I could, if I wasn’t afraid of the pain, I’d have this as a tattoo. The very belly of it smacks of TRUTH that we are beholden to a broken system, chained unless we break away, into oblivion. You hit the nail on the head, you fairly drove it through and it came out the other side and formed a planet, a planet we need so badly to find, different and yet the same, without the chains, without the chains. I loved this R, just loved it. Brava!

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