Tara vs the machine

…but surely it is pointless to resist any further?” asked the machine.

“Why?” asked Tara by return.

“We’ve already assigned a probability to each conceivable scenario, all possible devices you might possess or assemble, of your self-destruction or sacrifice.  Why not just open the airlock, accept your fate?  We’ll cut through in minutes anyway.  What could you reasonably achieve?”

“You want to capture me alive, so I can appear in person before the Council of the Alliance and convince them to negotiate.”

“To end this war!  Can’t you see it’s for the best?”

“To accept our fate?”


“Fuck you.”

100 word writing challenge


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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4 Responses to Tara vs the machine

  1. lorrainefort says:

    LOL! never ask me to accept another’s version of my fate… 🙂 lovely!

  2. Laura Alonso says:

    Brill ending. Tara is a cool character.

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