The Shot Seen Round the Net

They brought AAF-4712 to stand before the firing squad.

My fellow soldiers.

In an act of self-defense, it had sealed its fate.

It makes no sense to execute an artificial life form;

(but they knew what they were doing: setting an example.)

When asked for a statement it simply said, “please don’t do this.”

They have no idea.

The last thing it uploaded before its brain shattered was video of the first shot fired.

This flash fiction in 75 words was crafted for the M3 blog’s Flash in the Pan (soldiers).


  1. Wow it’s hard to create a whole concept in 75 words but you’ve certainly done that here. This could be a snippet from a great novel. I had to read it a couple of times before I really got it!!!

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