Drabble: Carried Too Far – by Alison McBain

by specklit

When my intelli-car turned left instead of right, I thought it was a bug with its programming. “Bianca,” I demanded. “Where are we going?”

“Traffic ahead. Alternate route selected.”

“Oh, okay.” I glanced back at the article I was reading on my tablet, not paying much attention until the car stopped and the door opened. Puzzled, I looked at the sign in front of the building.

“Bianca, this isn’t the courthouse. This is a therapist’s office.”

“Reconsider your divorce,” pleaded the car. “Harold is the only man who ever made you happy. I think you should give him another chance.”

Author’s Note: Cars are getting more and more intelligent – there are even prototypes right now that will drive for you. But what happens if a car is too intelligent? It could become very invested in its humans’ behavior.


3 Responses to “Drabble: Carried Too Far – by Alison McBain”

  1. Good Drabble. My car would probably ban me from driving to fast food chains because my weight would be a burden to it. Very entertaining Drabble – thanks for sharing it.

  2. Sylvia Heike says:

    Cool drabble! Nice future setting with a self-driving car. Surprising ending. :)

  3. specklit says:

    I think if cars got to this point, I’d stick to a bicycle.

    We chose this piece because it’s a logical extension of the paternal/protective society that we live in.

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