H.L. Pauff

Short Fiction, Thoughts on Writing, Chaos



spotless floor

Joe worried he’d find the house on fire. Instead, it was immaculate.

“Fantastic for your first day alone,” he told Reginald.

“Pleasing being satisfy you,” the robot said.

“…We’ll work on your English.”


11 Responses to Reginald

  1. JannaTWrites says:

    Can Reginald visit my house? Improper English isn’t a problem at all :)

  2. Christine says:

    *hahaha* This totally cracked me up! Wonderful!

  3. jody says:

    clever work-in with just the dash of fun

  4. imabookworm says:

    Amateur Tony Stark I see…
    How’s the suit coming up?

  5. theinnerzone says:

    Great response to the prompt. Like Janna, I don’t mind improper English!

  6. Joetwo says:

    They never can get the English right. They scrimp on the important things

  7. Why am I suddenly so worried about Joe? Great post HL!

  8. Ashley K. says:

    Lol. I could use a good robot!

  9. I’m hoping Reginald knows the Three Laws of Robotics . . . or do I?! Great piece; I chuckled at the human-ness and believability of it, actually! My husband was recently telling me about a rather unsettling science/tech podcast about the coming sentience of computers/AI. Very Terminator-esque! [Oh, and I'm sheepishly thirding what Janna said. I've got some housecleaning and other projects I need Reginald's help with--so long as he doesn't get too smart :)!]

  10. Atreyee says:

    Ha!ha!I wouldn’t mind having such a robot-so what if his English is not perfect-one definitely can understand him and look at his efficiency-only first day and yet the house is immaculate! Where can I order one?Loved this! :-)

  11. Trifecta says:

    This is awesome. I don’t mind some broken English if the floors are clean. :-) Thanks for linking up.

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