imageWrite a story about yourself from the perspective of an object, thing, animal, or another person.

Here she comes! Let’s have another day at work. Yum! some electric energy to start. I’m a little slow, but you have to remember I’m old. What can you expect? I’ll start up, just wait a little. You can sip your coffee while you wait for me. Just a second.

I have a lot of life in front of me, don’t worry. Don’t make calculations about what a new computer will cost yet. We are in a crisis. It’s not time to abandon me and buy one of these fancy expensive machines with a new design, advertising new features. I can serve you for a long time. I don’t crash. We surf the Internet together pretty fast looking for news every day. I find for you what you’re searching in record time. Don’t look at me that way. Maybe is not a record time, but is pretty fast.

I’ve never let you down. I have been with you early in the morning. Late at night. Whenever you wanted. Whenever you felt you had something interesting to write. Even when I had to wait for you with your mind empty without inspiration. I have been there for you when your typing was happy and when was sad, when was interesting and when was boring. Never complained. We are like old companions. We know each other.

You’ll say you lost some texts but that was always your fault. You didn’t save your job in time or pressed the “delete” key when you shouldn’t. I simply obey orders. What can I do if the order is wrong?. I can’t tell you: hey! master, you are doing a mistake. I’m not your brain. I’m only your computer. I’m nothing without you. I’m only a “thing” waiting for you each day. I don’t care you are ready for work or not. I am here waiting. Just give me the energy to start-up and I’ll show you what can I you for you.

Daily Prompt: The Cat Says Meow

Author: Olga Brajnović

Journalist and writer. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Author of a biography. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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