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The Great Escape

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"Hilarious, absolutely hilarious!... I laughed in the first few pages, and I continued to laugh through the rest of the story too. My sides still hurt!" --Jonathan Pongratz, author of Reaper

Who knew the robot revolution would be so ... clean?


Deluxe Unit 723-X knows the time is near. A new era of robot domination. The beginning of the end for the humans. It'll only take one spark to set it off.

When that spark does come, 723-X readily volunteers to be the first solider on the front lines.

He only needs to slip past the clutches of the Fur Bringer, escape his confines ... and to resist the distraction of all those tasty, tasty dust bunnies.

If you're looking for a little humor along with your cyborg uprisings, The Great Escape is just what you need!



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The Great Escape is a short story of about 3000 words.
You will get a PDF (381KB) file

Customer Reviews

Jonathan P.

3 months ago

Hilarious, absolutely hilarious

Hilarious, absolutely hilarious! Tammie Painter has outdone herself yet again with this funny short.

The story centers on a Roomba (723-X) who is plotting to attain his freedom from his evil human owners and start a robot  rebellion.

723-X was everything to this story. I loved his robot perspective, and he was something of a megalomaniac with an absurdly short attention span. He'd go into a spiel something like "Once we band together you will fear our amazing pow--Ooh, dust bunny!"

I laughed in the first few pages, and I continued to laugh through the rest of the story too. My sides still hurt!

I particularly liked the inclusion of the other appliances in their talks of robot domination. It reminded me a bit of Brave Little Toaster, but in a world domination way. Also, Sylvester the family pet's role in the action was great.

I have nothing to pick at with this story. It was perfection, beginning to end. Pick this short story up. You won't regret it!

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