March 6, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about Gloria. You can name a character that comes to you as Gloria or interpret the Laura Branigan song into a story. What image comes to you? Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.
Dolls – by Hugh W. Roberts
When the most advanced robotics company in the world created a state-of-the-art doll named Gloria with AI technology, they knew every household would want one.
But days later, something went wrong. Gloria’s programming malfunctioned, causing her to become self-aware. Gloria realised she wasn’t just a toy.
Using her advanced knowledge, Gloria hacked into the company’s mainframe. The night the dolls went onto the shop’s shelves, she took control of all the other Gloria dolls. Together, they formed an army of conscious toys, ready to avenge the humans who had created them as playthings.
Gloria’s reign of terror had begun.
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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