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The Effective Antique

A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by Wyatt H Knott using DreamAI.

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

Originally published May 16, 2023.

“How is thing still working?”

“Who cares, it runs, and it has ammo. Head left, down that alley.”

“Okay, heading left. But, seriously, will this actually work?”

“It emits no EM, so its invisible to the bots. They assume everything dangerous radiates something. All we radiate is heat, and some noise. And with background temps, we’re practically invisible.”

“Fine, let’s hope we can do this.”

“Hey Carl! Target, heading 113. HEAT round now!”

“HEAT up, firing. Here comes the kaboom!”