Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #70 by Keith Channing

I get knocked out by Keith Channing’s photo prompts. Here’s what Keith says, “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; and either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithkreates@channing.fr before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is where I live, this link will tell you). If you post it on your own blog or site, a link to this page would be appreciated, but please do also mention it in a comment here – for reasons I have yet to fathom, pingbacks don’t seem to be working.

Go on. You know you want to. Let your creativity and imagination soar. I shall display the entries, with links to your own blog or website, next Monday.”

Here’s the photo.

 

My Interpretation.

Our Baby by John W. Howell

“Mommy, when do I get a turn?”

“Just a minute Jimmy. I’m not sure she can stand. I’ll let you know.”

“But Mommy, you promised I could play with her.”

“I know sweetie, but we need to make sure you don’t accidentally hurt her.”

“Oh, mommy. I don’t want to hurt her ever.”

“I know sweetheart. That’s why we need to make sure.”

“Why is she having trouble sweetheart?”

“I’m not sure honey. She seems to have a balance problem.”

“She is happy, though.”

“I know. It is very hard to hold her. She wants to run I’m sure.”

“Did you ask her if she knows what the problem could be?”

“Yes but all I got was a bunch of baby talk. The agency said it takes time for the language skills to become natural.”

“Maybe we should call someone.”

“Might be a good idea later. The agency said to try several steps before calling.”

“Did you do them?”

“Well, everything but the last step.”

“The last step. What is that?”

“I almost hate to do it, though. I have heard of others not coming back after that last step.”

“Well, maybe there was another problem with the others. I’m sure the agency wouldn’t tell you to do a step that would harm her permanently.”

“I guess you’re right. Okay, the last step it is. I’m hitting the power switch now.”

 

 

39 comments

  1. Aha! Robotot, I’ll be bound!

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    1. I like the term Robotot.

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      1. I’m sure we could find an opening for it somewhere: Chucky 4, the RoboTot, perhaps.

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  2. Drop a toaster in the fountain; that’ll get her dancing in no time.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I would say.

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  3. Ahhh… the joyous dream of an off switch! 😀 Good one, John. Mega hugs

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    1. Yes. *snap* *quiet* Hugs, Teagan. Thanks.

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  4. I think I’d want to run too…that little red-head boy looks like he’s up to something. Nice one, John!

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    1. Thanks Jill. Have a great day.

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  5. A robot in water. What could go wrong?

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    1. ZZZZZaappp *snap*

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  6. Years ago, with three rambunctious boys running around, I could have used that power switch! LOL. Great story with a surprise ending.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. 🙂

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  7. Can we get that switch installed on some adults? How about a remote? A remote would be nice. I’d settle for just a Mute button. Good one John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. love the mute button idea. Thanks, Dan

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  8. I love it. Hope she isn’t up to no good when the parents are away.

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    1. Can just pull the battery.

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      1. That would probably work.

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      2. My robots have the battery disconnect feature.

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      3. Handy upgrade.

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  9. When she starts asking ‘Why?’ every five seconds, they’ll be glad for that on-off switch!!

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    1. I remember. Sometimes it was hilarious

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  10. I hope she doesn’t have batteries that kick in when the power switch goes off 😀

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    1. That would be a problem.

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  11. Good one! It would be nice to be able to turn them off sometimes though! Well done!

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    1. I think so too. Thanks.

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  12. Robotot. Has a certain ring to it and it comes with an off switch. Ha ha.
    Good one, John. She does look a week bit mechanical. These robot vibes aren’t going away, are they? 😀 😀 😀

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    1. Nope. They are here to stay. Thanks Tess

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      1. Don’t I KNOW it! 😀

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  13. Don’t ever quit writing. You continue to make laugh and both seem effortless.

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    1. Aw. Bless you. ❤

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  14. Love the sci-fi angle!

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    1. I’m trying some different things to stay out of a rut. (old guy you know)

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