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The Survey Begins

A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by EW Doc Parris using MidJourney.

The stories are originally posted on Mastodon via my personal account.

Originally published May 14, 2023.

The survey had begun. The bots were mapping the planet. Everything. They had a mission, and they were going to perform it, no matter what.

We saw three break from the pack and start heading our way. We had hoped that the stream might slow them down, or even stop them. No such luck. They were built for all terrains and every type of environment. Rumours swirled about some mapping seabeds.

These are relentless. No on wanted to be mapped. Time to run.