Your protagonist is a technophobe who is trying to navigate a situation that involves a lot of technology.
Follow any path you like for this story, but focus on the internal thoughts and external struggles of the character as they try to navigate something they dislike and don't understand.
Grayson fumbled with the smartphone Maxine had given him. How the hell did this thing work again? He tried to turn it on by pressing each of the buttons on the left. No effect. He pressed the longer button on the right and the screen flashed to life. There were no buttons. What was he supposed to do with no buttons. He shoved the thing back into his pocket angrily, cursing under his breath as he w...
I looked around the maintenance room it was giant and full of odd looking machines. There were colored green and red letters and dots on nearly every black screen in the room. I looked down and saw a bunch of countertops full of colorful buttons. I watched the other people I was with tap at the buttons and switches easily. I pressed a random orange button which seemed to have no effect except that...
“Please, let Dahlia go! Take me instead!” Adria cried. Her fists rammed rhythmically against the bulletproof glass, getting her message across to the anonymous captor.
“I am afraid I cannot do that,” He answered, cinching the rope tighter around Dalia, confining her to the wooden chair.
Adria’s rhythmic banging increased in pace. “Yes you can! You know you can! I know there is still free will l...
“Would you like to save your work?”
I literally have one job today, press save.
Bonnie was clear about what I needed to do. I don’t know, maybe she felt sorry for me or something. She even went as far as getting her assistant to print out a few command prompts for my Mac Book. She said I was the most incredible editor she’d ever met, but when it came to computers I was a fish out of water.
The Uncharted Territory
Meet Robert, a middle-aged man who had always been skeptical of technology. He preferred the simplicity of the analog world and was content with his pen and paper. However, fate had a different plan for him when he found himself thrust into a situation that required him to navigate the overwhelming realm of technology.
The Digital Dilemma
Robert’s boss, Mr. Thompson, had...
Too Old For This
Harold grumbled out a few swear words as he jabbed his finger deeper into the back button on his TV remote. He just bought all the Greys Anatomy seasons on Demand for a total of $45.99.
He hated his smart TV that his son bought him for Christmas a couple months ago. There were too many methods to the streaming madness.
He liked his VCR and DVD player better. He used to have all of his favorite...
It singes my teeth.
My ears feel
My eyes are
Of gelatinous white fluid
My nose is
Acrid, argumentative chrome
That fights so valiantly
Against the hissing
Of the computer.
But I have to do it.
I have to clickety clack
On the sticky icky keyboard
Typing away an email
To IT services...
Trouble In Paradise
Tender firm apple slices drizzled with maple candied pecans were nestled on an almond sponge. Otto Franco looked at his gastrobot with radiant appreciation. It nodded solemnly with a perpetual grey smile. His fork sank into his childhood favorite. At that first taste of apple cake, Otto trembled slightly.
“Sir!” Charles shouted as he wrestled with Otto’s receptionist robot. “I have to talk to you...
What have I done? What is wrong with me?
Everyone who knows me knows that I can’t navigate any advanced technology for the life of me. So why am I currently wandering around at one of Dr. Julian’s famous tech conferences? The answer is simple:
Cole said he would be here.
So obviously, I had to come too. Just to see him. Oh, how far I’ve fallen. To think I, of all people, would be venturing WAY out...
Story Of My Life
This is not a work of fiction.
The protagonist description above is … me.
Don’t get me wrong. I love what technology has done for the world. I’m a proud Gen-Ex kid who came of age when computers were revolutionizing every part of life.
It’s just that sometimes … I feel overwhelmed by it all. Like I can’t keep up. My husband is a computer programmer who keeps our laptops up to date and virus-...