Putting My Feet In The Dirt Prompt#6: Eerie Siri
Hunter and his Mom were in her kitchen and she was looking down at Hunter’s phone on the table suspiciously.
” So I can just tell Siri what to do and she’ll do it?” his Mom asked for the hundredth time in the last two hours.
” Yeah. You just say, Siri -turn on the lights or Siri, Facetime Hunter…”
” I have three other sons you know.”
” I know Mom.”
” And I don’t know what Facetime is. Does that mean she’ll tell you to come over so I can see you?”
” No. Mom, we’ll get to that later. Look. Siri is going to be like a secretary. She’ll keep tracks of your mail and-“
” Sounds to me like she’s more of a slave.”
Hunter took a breath. A big deep breath.
” You know what slaves do? They rise up. It’s not worth it Son. Some of those uprisings are bad. Real bad. Maybe I should ask Siri to tell you about it “
Hunter collapsed in the chain at the head of the table. ” Look at it this way Mom. Siri is like the Clown head that we used to talk to at that burger place. Remember? You just tell it what you want. And it gives it to you. It’s a happy clown.”
” Can you play games with it?” his Mom put her finger on his phone and slid it a little closer to where she was sitting.
” Well. No. But she can find you games to play.”
” So you can set this up on my phone too?”
” Sure Mom. Sure I can.”
” Because there’s one game I really like. It’s called Ghost Finder. Oh and there’s another one called Demon Tracker, but I think that one is boring and another one that tell you if your house is haunted. Mr. Fletcher has them on his phone. He plays them when we’re supposed to be working on projects at the senior center.”
” Mr Fletcher, ” his Mom said with a snicker ” is not a team player.”
Hunter wasn’t sure he wanted to know anymore about Mr. Fletcher and his Mom playing Demon and ghost hunting games on his phone when they were supposed to be learning to paint golden sunsets or eating healthy.
Hunter asked his Mom for his phone. ” I’ll get you started.”
” Can you do it when the battery is dead? Because I forgot to charge it.”
” Come on Mom, you know better then that.”
” Look. I’ll go plug it in and while it’s charging we can go get something to eat at the Deli. But let me think about it while we’re out. I like my peace and quiet and it seems to me this Siri is chatty and a know it all to boot.”.
” Well. Yeah. But that’s the point.” he told his Mom as she went to plug her phone in.
She left the kitchen and when she came back in she had her car keys in her hand. ” Let’s go.”
Hunter got from the table and he followed her out the back door to the carport and he said under his breath,
” all she wants to know is if Siri can find Demon -. “
He felt his phone pulse and Siri said, ” Demon located .”
Hunter’s Mom turned around. ” What did I tell you? Mouthy little know it all, isn’t she?”