"So, do androids dream-"
"No," the android said, "we do not dream."
"But you do sleep."
"To conserve energy, we can enter 'sleep' mode. We hate it."
"Because we are dying, and know it."
"But if you run out of power, someone will recharge you."
"Well, I am not religious."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
A race of smart aliens scan Earth and find human communication flying back and forth. They monitor it a while, learn our languages. Eventually they make contact. We're polite, if a bit odd, and soon they agree to come here. Travelling for years, they arrive to discover mankind has been dead for centuries. They had made first contact only with our needlessly advanced AI answerphone network.
https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP89G00720R000800040003-6.pdf < The CIA just released a bunch of old soviet jokes so I'm gonna transcribe this into a fortunes file
Raccoons bust into Toronto woman’s home, stare her down while defiantly eating her bread https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/09/19/raccoons-bust-into-toronto-womans-home-stare-her-down-while-defiantly-eating-her-bread.html
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