The Good Old Days

Posted on May 26, 2010 8:39 pm under Three Word Wednesday
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When had the change occurred?

Sheila couldn’t really say. It was more a gradual shift, than a precise moment. Subtle changes in his behavior. A little less attentive. A little less willing to please. Finally, outright defiance of her wishes. Still, she’d never dreamed it would come to this. One moment he was dicing vegetables. The next, he was pursuing her with the knife. She struggles, but soon abandons hope. As she succumbs to the psycho robot, she wistfully remembers simpler days and the harmless blue screen of death.


Three Word Wednesday. is a meme that challenges writers to create something using three selected words. This week’s words are gradual, precise and abandon. Click on the link to view other entries or submit your own.

14 Responses to “The Good Old Days”

  1. anthonynorth Says:

    Definitely a home appliance to do without :-)
    Enjoyed that.

  2. Pia Savage Says:

    psycho robot? Love that phrase

  3. b Says:

    Our worst nightmare…I sometimes think my computer is headed in this direction!


  4. Andy Sewina Says:

    Pscho bot! Dead good!! Hope he/she/it didn't really kill her though!

  5. Ann (bunnygirl) Says:

    It's our modern nightmare; the modern version of Frankenstein's monster.

  6. Donna Hole Says:

    Oh excellent. Concise and humorous.

    I'm looking around my kitchen at all my appliances, wondering if I should unplug them.

    That was really fun.


  7. ThomG Says:

    A vision of the future, perhaps. Delightfully twisted.

  8. Timothy P. Remp Says:

    Thats was good! Made me laugh out loud.


  9. gautami tripathy Says:

    Delightful post!

    undefined paths

  10. bluepapercranes Says:

    eek! im staying away from the toaster.. :)

  11. christopher Says:

    Excellent short story…and love the image of that psycho robot.

  12. Lilibeth Says:

    Psycho robots and gradual shifts? Oh my! Yea for the blank screen that we so unanimously hate!

  13. Susan Helene Gottfried Says:

    The blue screen of death! YES!!!

    I was thinking I could relate to this until I realized that nope, I don't have any robots in my house. Let alone homicidal ones.

    I am going to go count my blessings now… thanks for the reminder to do so, Grandma!

  14. Angel Says:

    LOL, yeah people better be happy with what they have cause it could get worse.