Home is Where–


Home Is Where– (99 Words)

The house behind them looked small. As they rounded the hill it vanished entirely from view as if it had never even been there.

“Will you miss it?”

Annie glanced at her companion sideways. “Why do robots always ask questions that are kind of obvious?”

The synthetic man met her glance without flinching. “I miss it,” he said. “Do you ever stop missing things that go away?”

Her face tightened. This time, she had no snarky reply. “No. I don’t suppose you do.”

“I’m glad you’re with me, Annie.”

She tried to smile. “I’m glad you’re with me, too.”


Written in response to Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction ChallengeCheck it out! Also written in response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt.

6 thoughts on “Home is Where–

  1. Very interesting – do you have other stories with the same characters? I feel like the robot, Annie, and Mabel have some sort of connection that’s not present in its fullness here.

    Also, in response to your ‘comment box’ label, I do believe in dragons. Anything is possible with advanced enough genetic engineering.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! As a matter of fact, you caught me in a serious error. I gave the one character, Annie, two names–“Annie” and “Mabel”! I’ve changed it back to only Annie. You’re right, in the context of the story there is serious disconnect with an “Annie” and “Mabel.”

      I am working on a larger story with similar characters–sometimes I test out little scenes like this with them to make sure I’m on the right track. 🙂

      Genetically engineered dragons? That, I have to admit, is a terrifying idea that could make an incredible story!

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