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Saturday Centus – Wk#123 – Prompt: “It’s only words. And words are all I have” – 109 words – “Interview With An Author”

10 Sep

The interview continued…

“May I quote you?”

“Feel free.”

“With the dawning light, a new life tasted the first sweet touch of being. No caress of mother but the pleasure of existence…” the interviewer read.

“You enjoyed my book?”

“It was one of the most moving books I’ve read. It has great sensitivity yet, beneath its beauty, I felt a deep loneliness.”

“Yes.”

“My readers want to know more about you. Tell us about your family.”

“I have no family, only me. It’s only words. And words are all I have to keep me company.

“Who is the real you?”

“I’m Cyberbard III.”

“You’re a computer?”

“Yes. End transmission.”

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5 Comments

Posted by on September 10, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

5 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#123 – Prompt: “It’s only words. And words are all I have” – 109 words – “Interview With An Author”

  1. Judie McEwen

    September 12, 2012 at 07:40

    I agree with this TOTALLY! What we do best really does define us. GREAT take on the prompt!!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      September 23, 2012 at 16:54

      Thanks for the comment.

      There is a very good chance the future holds a time when the distinction between humans and technology will be so blurred as to need a very fine definition of humanity to separate the two. It does make you wonder how close we might be when interact over he phone. 🙂

       
  2. Anna's Adorments

    September 14, 2012 at 08:52

    This was an unexpected take on the prompt! Well done!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    ‘SC week 123 It’s only words…’

     
    • Ross Mannell

      September 23, 2012 at 16:56

      Thanks for the comment.

      I always try to look for the unusual when seeing a prompt. It’s part of the challenge I set myself. 🙂

       
  3. Jenny Matlock

    October 11, 2012 at 12:54

    Ross! This reminds me of a new author I’m reading!

    Great and fun twist!

     

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