Flash Horror Stories by Tamara Wilhite

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“Kayla, the baby found a zombie finger. And she’s sucking on it.”

 

“Yes, sexbots still count as adultery!”

 

Siri said, “Don’t go there. Literally, you aren’t allowed to go there.”

 

“You know those hidden taxes in the bill. Did you know they got one hidden in there to solve the blood and organ donor shortage?”

 

“The list of approved words is shorter than those we aren’t allowed to use.”

 

I hate it when the smart fridge lectures me on my dietary choices.

 

“Facebook said they’d secure our nude photos. I didn’t know they’d use them to secure payment, too.”

 

“It is still systematic oppression when an artificial intelligence tells you what to do instead of a human bureaucrat.”

 

“We aren’t allowed a new baby in the family until we give someone up. Do you want to be a great-grandparent or live longer?” 

 

Maybe the reason aliens aren’t here is because they’ve seen our primetime television shows and decided we’re too stupid or insane to help … then again, this could explain why God lets reality shows air, to prevent an alien invasion because they think we aren’t worth the effort.

 

“Don’t compare me to that porn AI again, or I’ll take it in the divorce!”

 

The self-driving car let us in, locked the doors, and drove us where the hacker decided we should go.

 

The robot over-rode the off switch.

 

“They say you aren’t allowed to have kids if you’re stupid or crazy, and the other party’s been saying that for years. So the permit for a baby was denied because we’re not mentally competent –“

 

“Honey, Facebook is sexting us again.”

 

“You really should have learned how to browse totally incognito before the AI learned from your search history. This is getting embarrassing.”

 

The smart dishwasher texted me to say the dishes were done and the appliance repairman had put in the wrong rinse agent.

 

“I don’t care if you’re a smart appliance – you don’t have to be a smart-ass.”

 

“Facebook is threatening to send all our friends our most recent nudes. Did you forget to pay your annual bribe?”

 

“This self-driving car has been ordered to take you to the police station for questioning. You will not be able to exit the vehicle during this ride. Thank you for your business.”

 

I hate the proliferation of public service announcements. When my sex bot stops to tell me the latest political announcements, it is a failure of service to me.

 

If you enjoyed this flash fiction stories, consider buying my books like "Humanity's Edge" and "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell".


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Tamara Wilhite Added Apr 16, 2018 - 3:43pm
Tamara Wilhite's Amazon Author Page
https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B073WNRYHP
Pardero Added Apr 16, 2018 - 4:11pm
Tamara Wilhite,
These little excerpts are terrific! I received your book, and wish I had it with me at the moment. I am on standby out in the field. 
A couple of these remind me of a cute old movie, Cherry 2000, I believe was the title. Science fiction fans tend to be loyal to actors that make an appearance in a movie, whether critically acclaimed or not. Melanie Griffith may be remembered far longer by sci-fi geeks.
Tamara Wilhite Added Apr 16, 2018 - 4:19pm
 Pardero  Thank you for the praise. I remember Cherry 2000, and the sex contract negotiation scene is unfortunately too close to reality.
Pardero Added Apr 16, 2018 - 4:54pm
Tamara Wilhite,
I have hatched up a science fiction experiment. At the upper right hand of this article, I see a 'like' button. Could you be so kind as to click on it?
Benjamin Goldstein Added Apr 16, 2018 - 5:10pm
Fun read!
Benjamin Goldstein Added Apr 16, 2018 - 5:11pm
It's the old fight: man against dishwasher!
Dr. Rupert Green Added Apr 16, 2018 - 8:22pm
@ Tamara Wilhite. Excellent commentary on the perils of the advance of technology. I would have loved your commentary on the circular telephone call that challenged your intelligence and had you steaming to the extent you slammed the MFing cellphone on the table, forgetting it was not a physical telephone of old, which got a pounding for merely stiffing you a quarter. Was there a technology heretic movement?
Jeffrey Kelly Added Apr 16, 2018 - 9:40pm
That was really funny, I enjoyed it.
Mustafa Kemal Added Apr 16, 2018 - 9:53pm
Nice story Tamara Wilhite, I suspect you have a future.
Tamara Wilhite Added Apr 16, 2018 - 10:29pm

Pardero Clicked.
Tamara Wilhite Added Apr 16, 2018 - 10:31pm

Dr. Rupert Green I have a bachelor's degree in engineering and work in IT. 
Pardero Added Apr 16, 2018 - 10:32pm
Tamara Wilhite,
Hehe.
Lady, if you would be so kind as to consider deleting any of my off topic comments, I would be in your debt.
 
Tamara Wilhite Added Apr 16, 2018 - 10:36pm

Jeffrey Kelly Glad you liked it. I was writing articles for a client on how much data is getting slurped by "smart" cars and shared.
 
Think of the backup camera noting traffic spaces reported to third party apps, whether you want it or not. Your car location noted so they can send you timely location based ads, so autonomous taxis recommend the place you're driving by. Your car giving you a recommendation to see a mechanic based on that check engine light, especially the one who pays for you to show up when they have an empty bay.
 
None of that addressed the real horror stories. You get in the self-driving car, it locks, and you're taken in for questioning. The cars that won't let you get around or through the violent mob or the fake police checkpoint to rob you, citing a tactic Mexican gangs already use. Or you're being punished, so no car will take you anywhere. And that's aside from hacker malware saying "pay us 5 bitcoin if you want to get to work".
Tamara Wilhite Added Apr 16, 2018 - 10:38pm
Benjamin Goldstein I recently wrote an article on smart fridge error messages. One was an error for lack of internet connectivity for the fridge so it couldn't display the images from your photo library online ... a problem you don't get when you put the printed picture on the fridge.
 
Research meant learning the really hard way to hard reboot a fridge.
Tamara Wilhite Added Apr 16, 2018 - 10:39pm

Mustafa Kemal Thank you. You can read my books on Amazon.
Or read some of my short stories and non-fiction articles on Hubpages.
 
Dr. Rupert Green Added Apr 17, 2018 - 8:56am
@ Tamara. "I have a bachelor's degree in engineering and work in IT."
 
That was not the answer to the points I made.  
 
Neil Lock Added Apr 17, 2018 - 5:11pm
Tamara: In my opinion, you made a poor choice of your introductory words in this article. Massaged as WriterBeat does it, they made me think "Idiot." It was only when Dave Volek wrote an article about your work that I came to this thread. In my opinion (again), the first four of your paragraphs are of a lower quality than the rest. 
 
...but then again, maybe you were aiming for strategy rather than tactics!
Tamara Wilhite Added Apr 17, 2018 - 6:32pm
Thank you, David Volek, for the book review.
Tamara Wilhite Added Apr 17, 2018 - 6:53pm

Neil Lock If you're looking for free content by me to read:

There Are No Third Chances by Tamara Wilhite
http://www.uprisingreview.com/there-are-no-third-chances/

Another Tragedy in the Making by Tamara Wilhite
https://libertyislandmag.com/2017/12/05/new-fiction-another-tragedy-in-the-making/