Flash fiction in Visual Verse

I have a piece in this month’s Visual Verse, another flash fiction, inspired by this image.


and the bonus is that I share a double page with a poem by Kerfe.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

56 thoughts on “Flash fiction in Visual Verse”

      1. Or Alsatien dialect. The French use the expression vieux schnok to describe an unreconstructed aging conservative. That sounds Yiddishy to me too.

  1. Nice! I liked the twist at the end. And such a perfect match to the image. I can almost imagine those emotions on the android’s face after reading your story.

      1. We rely too much on that one in a thousand people who is not entirely selfish to excuse what the other 999 do. And I’m being generous with the numbers.

  2. This is brilliant Jane right up my street. I had an incline of the outcome as soon as the egotistical tech started speaking. I do like this sort of story.
    My music is probably not to your taste but here are two of my favourite songs on this subject. Me the Machine by Imogen Heap and All is love by Bjork. Both about AI with feelings.

    Love what you did with the story ๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Willow ๐Ÿ™‚ I tried to keep the identity of the other ‘person’ a surprise until the end. It probably wasn’t ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll listen you your music though you’re right, I lost touch with popular music when I moved to France in the 1980s and French music at the time was pretty dreadful.

    1. I tried posting the link in comments into google and both of them sent me to a speech to the United Nations by the president of the Philippines!
      I got there through the link on the post. Didn’t get the advert though ๐Ÿ™‚

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