PHOTO PROMPT© Liz Young
Model XLR7000 promised to be the ultimate AI. Marty, mesmerized by youtube promotional videos, secured a second mortgage on her house. She drank a shot of tequila the day the email arrived confirming she would be one of the first thousand customers to receive a unit in January.
Affectionately known as Ricardo, XLR7000 was a skilled conversationalist, musician, artist. He performed housework, yard work, and other more sultry arts with ecstatic precision. Just as advertised, Ricardo was perfect. Too perfect. A tired and bored Marty returned Ricardo in less than thirty days for a full refund.*
*minus cleaning/rebooting fees
I know the story is loosely connected to the image. When I saw the image I thought the place is so bright, maybe too bright, which sparked.
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the dependable and appreciated host of Friday Fictioneers.