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Where Is Everyone?

The ferry had been fitted with the latest technology and the last human operator had retired almost five years ago. The onboard computer ensured the boat ran on time – day after day after day.

Passengers got used to a computerised voice wishing them a good day. Many would say a cheery ‘thank you’ in reply as they disembarked.

The virus that engulfed the globe six months ago annihilated all of Earth’s living creatures in a matter of weeks.

Each day the ferry makes this journey. Its digital captain oblivious of his lack of passengers. His daily, cheery adieu, going unheard.

MikeJackson©2017

Photo Prompt © Ted Strutz

A 100-word story for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt.

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It Can’t Be

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PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

“She’s in the third room along on the front sir.

“Good work Jones. We know this Goldilocks character is responsible for the Dumpty murder and the massacre of the Bear family and I’d bet my pension she knows what happened to the Gingerbread Man. All we need now is to find out who her boss is. Anybody with her?”

“Yes sir. The owner of the black car parked out front went up to her room five minutes ago. The car’s registered to a Miss Muffet.“

“Miss Muffet! It can’t be. What the hell is the head of MI6 doing here?”

MikeJackson©2017

A 100 word story for this week’s prompt over at Friday Fictioneers.

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Let’s Start Again

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He smiled as he remembered the beginning. Six long days he’d toiled, night and day, never stopping. Then, on the seventh day he’d rested and looked down at the  wonderful new world he’d created.  His work was lauded as being truly inspirational. He’d won awards for his ground-breaking ideas, Now, many thousands of years later, he looked down on his creation, horrified at the mess he saw before him. The people he’d put in charge to run the place were failing miserably. He wondered if now might be a good time to wipe it all clean and start again.

MikeJackson©2016

Day 15 of my Drabble Project
(100 x 100 word stories in the month of October).
Story 38.

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264 Days

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I’ve been in here for 264 days. The orderlies say I can go whenever I like but they know I’ll stay. 263 days ago this place was full of people like me, humans, now it’s just me. Most went in the first week, clambering over the unguarded gate, the android orderlies in charge of this place no longer caring who went where. It was not long after that when we heard the screams. Then the food ran out and those left started to die. I’m surviving on the carcass of my roommate but I know it won’t last. Then what?

 

MikeJackson©2016

Day 14 of my Drabble Project
(100 x 100 word stories in the month of October).
Story 37.