"rote" a five minute freewrite

in freewritehouse •  4 months ago 


This is the freewrite challenge. I am using @mariannewest’s #freewrite prompt to write this piece (https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-578-5-minute-freewrite-tuesday-prompt-rote)

Today’s prompt is:


I am continuing a story I began a few weeks ago (this is part thirty nine).

You can find parts one and two and three and four and five and six and seven and eight and nine and ten and eleven and twelve and thirteen and fourteen and fifteen and sixteen and Seventeen and eighteen and nineteen and twenty and twentyone and twenty two and twenty three and twenty four and twenty five and twenty six and twenty seven and twenty eight and twenty nine and thirty and thirty one and thirty two and thirty three and thirty four and thirty five and thirty six and thirty seven and thirty eight if you are interested

You can also see and hear me read the first 7 parts here: https://steemit.com/dtube/@felt.buzz/i0p0jyj7

and the second 7 parts (8-14) here:


and parts 15-21 here:


and parts 22-28 here:


I recognised it of course. I had seen that face looking back from the bathroom mirror more times than I remember shaving.


Except it wasn't. The image on the computer screen was somehow wrong. It looked almost mechanical.

"This," Dark Night said. "Is you." "Thanks. I kinda got that." "You are an android, my friend. A machine. Not a human."

I blinked. That didn't seem right. I laughed. "I have been accused of not being human before. Have you been talking to Vanessa? Or any of my other ex-girlfriends?"

Dark Night's smile was fixed. "You've been programmed not to remember," she said. "You have learned how to be human. You learned a lot of things by rote. But you are not human. And you are not from this world."

I was starting to become bored with this conversation. "Where is this going Ms Night? It's late, I've had a hard day in the..." I was going to say office, but I figured she knew where I had spent my evening anyway. "Laboratory. And I'd like to go to bed."


As usual, I started with the freewrite prompt and used themostdangerouswritingapp.com to write the first five minutes (and then popped it into google docs to check for errors and tidy it up a bit):

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Love that you fit rote in perfectly

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You rote this continuation perfectly @felt.buzz 😁

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You sure have been busy with writing another novel and doing so many author readings. I think you probably are an android! : )

Resident cat here, knowing full well that I am not an android as I deliver today's new prompt. https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-579-5-minute-freewrite-wednesday-prompt-perfect-nanny

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