A MINOR FAULT

‘An unrecoverable error has occurred’.

That didn’t look good.

The blue screen of death appeared in front of her.

‘Do you wish to reboot? Y/N.’

She hovered over the two keys.

This was typical. First shift after almost two thousand years of waiting. Letting him do it all, not being trusted, watching him make mistake after mistake, patiently learning her trade and listening to his patronising pronouncements.

Then last week, he finally stood up and without ceremony told her. ‘I’ve had enough. It’s all yours.’

And now this aberration. Had he deliberately set her up?

Well, she would take her opportunity to do it right and clean up the mess he had made.

She hit the ‘Y’ key.

‘System reboot commencing. Do you wish to restore factory settings? Y/N.’

There was no going back now. She hit ‘Y’ again.

The screen went black, then a blinking white cursor appeared and more text.

‘Resetting System to Earth Version 1.0. Time Remaining for System Reboot: 5,949,490 hours.’

Time for a cuppa then.


Written for #FOWC, hosted by Fandango on his blog This, That and the Other. Today’s prompt word was: Aberration. Click on the link to read contributions from other writers.

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