Drabble: Fourth Horseman – by Erin M. Hartshorn

by specklit

The accident in the harbor should have been preventable. Meteorologists had been tracking the storm’s approach; everyone knew it would be bad. No one should have been heading out of the harbor at the last minute, especially in a Hobie Cat.

That was the problem with humans — there would always be thrill-seekers who thought warnings to be careful were meant as encouragement to be daring instead. DTH-04 looked at the corpses before it. Could it bring them back with chips to bridge the portions of the brain that had suffered hypoxia? Maybe that would fix the problem.

It would try.

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of four (obviously) – see the drabble First Horseman for Erin’s Author’s Note.

2 Responses to “Drabble: Fourth Horseman – by Erin M. Hartshorn”

  1. Whew! A fast, rough ride. Nicely done.

  2. Amber says:

    I really enjoyed all four of these, Erin. Very intricate and thought-provoking. Getting inside the “mind” of these robots was quite the experience. Wonderful!

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