Guy-Man jerks the cord from the wall. A soft whirr sounds through the dark bedroom as Thomas’ systems activate. With a twitch, Thomas pushes himself up, using his elbows to support himself. His head twists around the dark room in confusion.
“Thomas. There’s a cat in our sink.”
“There is a cat. In our sink.”
- Part 1 of Suburban Robots
New neighbors move into the house right next to Thomas and Guy-Man’s. Neighbors with children. Children who think robots are very exciting indeed. Shenanigans inevitably ensue.
“Do you know how to cut hair?”
Ceasing what he’s doing, Guy-Man turns his head to look at René. She’s sitting on the kitchen table, dangling her legs back and forth whilst wearing an innocent smile.
“Maybe,” he says warily. “Why?”
René inclines her head and draws her shoulders up to her ears. She attempts to press her lips together to hide her growing smile, but it doesn’t fool him. He knows the face of mischief when he sees it.
- Part 2 of Suburban Robots
Someone ought to tell Flute that cats are supposed to be elegant.
- Part 3 of Suburban Robots
Being a robot in an otherwise human world isn’t all roses. Sometimes, the rain will threaten to drown you. And at other times, all you need is a friend to shield you from the storm.
- Part 4 of Suburban Robots