Drabble: Computer Gremlins – by Emily Martha Sorensen

by specklit

My computer has a gremlin infestation. I know because one started talking to me.

“That was delicious,” it left on one of my documents. “Syrupy poetry.”

“Rather dry,” it complained, gnawing on a tax file. “There’s no story.”

“Needs fewer adverbs,” it grumbled, slurping down an e-mail.

“Ooh, tasty snack!” it added, crunching my Twitter feed.

Things got so bad that I installed anti-gremlin software. But that only seemed to encourage them. Finally, I trapped them in a neverending loop of a computer-generated document that writes “The Song That Never Ends” forever.

Now, if only that one would stop singing…

Author’s Note: I once had a computer that liked to randomly crash and delete things. I named it The Horror. When it had eaten several of my short stories, it was time to get rid of it.


3 Responses to “Drabble: Computer Gremlins – by Emily Martha Sorensen”

  1. Brenda Anderson says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for this one.

  2. Great. Now I will be singing that song all day! I liked the Drabble though.

  3. specklit says:

    This one put a smile on our faces, which meant we had to publish it. 😀

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