Asimo
stood at the cross roads and was frustrated to see the vehicles on the zebra crossing.
He couldn’t cross the road, out of safety concerns.
“Its
so blazing hot here! Add to it layering myself, from top to bottom. This
round hat comes in the way of my vision. These loose clothes make me stumble
and then I cut a sorry figure of myself.  I am ok, as I am!”
“Once
back home, will convey my displeasure to Divya. But for now, on to my task at
hand. Dropped clothes at laundry. Bought fresh loaf of bread.”
“Let
me reach out to mobile. Divya has instructed to check mobile before returning
home. Oh, oh… two missed calls. She is so impatient. I will be back home straight,
why she has to have doubt?”, noted Asimo.

Back
at home, Divya was nervous as Asimo was not back yet. She was not sure about
programming of Asimo. Asimo was just a robot, with AI, that she was programming to
perform human tasks.
 — § § § § § —
Word Count: 171 words
*ASIMO: It is a Robot created by Honda in 2000. It is named after Isaac Asimov, the father of Robotics
Linking this post to Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers: 138th Challenge By Priceless Joy
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Dorothy. Thank you Dorothy!


18 Comments

sudha krishnan · October 26, 2017 at 9:23 am

A robot! Great story.. hope the programming worked well and Asimo reached back. Anagha you turn up with wonderful stories each time. Superb

    mocktail mommies · October 26, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Thanks Sudha! Actually these stories are very much unfolding around us, isnt it?

yarnspinnerr · October 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

A clever take.

Reena Saxena · October 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Great! There seems to be story behind the disguise.

    canvaswithrainbow · October 26, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Ya, you are right Reena, I am already thinking of the plot to take the story further. Thanks for visiting.

Iain Kelly · October 26, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Nice reveal at the end. no wonder the poor robot doesn't know what to make of the ad human world!

    canvaswithrainbow · October 26, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I am so sure, inspite of being wordly wise, the Robots never will be able to decipher the weird folks… that is us!

EagleAye · October 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Most cool! Developing AI for robots would go something like this I think. Eventually the robot would go off alone and the creator would have to wonder and worry just like a parent. Cool story!

James · October 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm

I get that "Asimo" references "Isaac Asimov" who originally crafted the famous "Three Laws of Robotics" and was a prolific science fiction and mystery writer, but what about "Divya?

    canvaswithrainbow · October 26, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Divya is my creation! She lives only in this tale! Diya actually means visionary, sublime and divine!

Priceless Joy · October 27, 2017 at 2:09 pm

LOL! That was a surprise twist at the end! Haha! He's a robot! Great story!

    canvaswithrainbow · October 28, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Thanks PJ for visiting. Happy that you had a good time reading it.

The R.Viewer · October 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Go Anagha Go…!!! Great content. This is new. Loving it!!!

Jayanthy · October 28, 2017 at 7:29 am

Good one Anagha!! Nice twist!

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