I enjoyed this response to Image Writing Prompt #212 it took a very interesting turn.
An old Chevor Model android, Verily43, hobbled with a cane through the factory. It opened its olfactory nozzles and drew in an air sample, analyzing it with an internal mass spectrometer. “It smells amazing in here already.”
“First batch is nearly done. You’re noticing the burning and release of volatile organic compounds that remind us all of the ‘new android smell.'” The human, a bit of a grin on her face, pointed to the assembly line and one of the new androids coming off. “This facility is unlike any other assembly center – and you can be an important part, Verily43.”
Verily43 moved its hip actuators, noticing the inefficiencies and signs of wear in the bearings. Its hands were stiff. Worse, no parts currently available would match its flagging pieces, and factory support had ended for the Chevor Models. The joints would continue to degrade until they were unusable or…
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