flash friday · Short Story · Writing

Friday Flash: Anna P. for Sale

This flash is inspired by an image from wiki commons.

A spotlight opened on the darkened stage and a beige female figure rose with liquid grace to an upright position.

Above her, on a balcony, a short, balding man spoke into a bright red microphone. “The Anna P. 5 is latest version of automotive robots. It is more graceful and more productive than ever before. Watch.”

A slow throbbing beat filled the air and the Anna P. extended a leg and spun. She raised her arms, as if holding a pole, and twisted her body around like an exotic dancer gone wild.

“As you see,” When the announcer spoke, the music stopped. She froze in position, both arms behind her, one foot lifted off the floor, back arched. “Anne P. flexibility is greatly improved. It also has better equipment. Anna.”

She rose to a standing position and pulled away the skin covering her belly, showing a number of sockets and a small screen.

“Its skin color is thoroughly customizable.”

Anna touched the screen and her skin color changed from beige to ivory to caramel to chocolate.

“It can be programmed to whatever you need. Waitress, bartender, cleaner, bouncer. We are not allowed to display the function, but the Anna P. is sexually functional. It can also lift up to 500 kilograms.”

At this, another Anna P. walked onto the stage. She dragged a cabinet stacked with four large cement blocks behind her and tossed two to the other Anna P. The music came back on and they danced with the blocks, tossing them through the air like balls of cotton.

“If you buy now, we’ll throw in accessories for free.”

The second Anna set her blocks down and opened the cabinet to display numerous hair pieces, eyes, mouths and chests.

“If you would like to buy, please line up at the cashier,” the announcer concluded.