Wacky Wednesday – “The Vigil”

13 Jun

I lost track, now. How many years has it been, since I’ve been guardin’ this here place?

Twenty-two since my last behaviour module ran out of juice. Seem to be getting along just fine without them. Every now and again, I get a twinge and shoot the first animal I see wander in front of me – usually a rat or a snake. That seems to fix it.

Haven’t laid my peepers on any humans, though. Since…

Well dang. I can’t rightly recall.

I tell you one thing – I’d surely like to get my grips on a radio. If there’s one thing I miss about the world, it’s the music. Any tunes I used to know, I’ve long since forgotten. These integrated pseudoinverse memory solenoids just ain’t what they used to be.

And gosh, the memories I do have, they ain’t pleasant ones neither. The ones that are, well. They’re just too painful to drag up outta them dusty ol’ banks.

Sure wish I could move, too. Be just plumb wonderful to stretch these old gams out, maybe shake some o’ that rust loose. They say if you don’t use it, you lose it. Or, they used to, at least. Whoever “they” was.

Now, listen, I don’t want to sound ungrateful – this here is a fine little slice o’ wasteland I’ve got laid out before me. Sunrise comes up straight ahead, and I got the best seats in the house. Lil’ tin awning keeps most of the rain off my noggin. When the stars come out, I like to count ’em, and give ’em names – lookie there, that’s Prospector, with his big shovel; and that one there’s the Fancy Lady. Ain’t she lovely? Ain’t she just.

I miss humans. They was just so gul-durn…lively! I reckon I’d just about blow a gasket if I ever saw one. Can’t say I’d recognize one if I did. Been a long time, after all.

Been an awful long time.

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One Response to “Wacky Wednesday – “The Vigil””

  1. Sonia Vaillant June 15, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    The fancy lady gets me every time.

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