The Melancholy Robot is a collection of flash fiction stories about a robot who wishes he were human. It focuses on its daily life and small experiences. I’ve asked different artists to do renditions of the stories; a different artist creates art every day inspired by the story. It’s been a fun experiment so far, I hope you enjoy!
The robot stood in the park watching a dog defecate on the grass. A little girl approached the metallic man.
“Hi.” It looked down into her impossibly blue eyes. “What’s your name?”
The robot turned its attention back to the dog.
“I have no name.”
“Everybody has a name.”
“That’s sad.” The little girl skipped away and the robot watched as she stepped in the fresh shit.
Artwork by the lovely and talented Kate Hiscock. Click the image for her blog or click here.
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Every Tuesday he checked out a book,
trying to get up the nerve to ask the cute librarian on a date.
Made with old library supplies and my Brother Charger 11 typewriter.
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