Saturday, September 26, 2015

Early Adopter

Ed eagerly clicked on the link. He salivated as the spinning wheel signaled download progress. The beta version of future smartphone operating system 892xx4L would separate him from pedestrian users in the general public, he thought.

Minutes later several error messages flashed on the screen. Suddenly, his phone went dead. 

Ed tried to reboot . . . . Nothing. He tried to revert to the previous operating system . . . . No luck. 

He sat, totally panicked.

Edna looked on but didn’t speak. She had warned him about being on the bleeding edge rather than the cutting edge of technology.

“Never, ever again,” Ed firmly declared.


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This 99-word story is my contribution to the September 23 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "declare an intention in a story."