flash fiction
July 16, 2017

Clover the Robot

They call him Clover. At night he crosses the city limits and enters the forbidden zone. Clover is one of the unlucky robots that makes a living going where humans can’t go, where the bombs dropped and the radioactivity is deadly.

In between the craters of the bombs, he finds plants transformed by the atomic blast. He picks up toxic poppies, fire cactuses, purple mint, and the most valued of them all: magic mushrooms. The hunter sells the mind-altering plants to the craving citizens of Upper city.

But every now and then, the unlucky robot finds a prize that he is never willing to share: a four leaf clover.

July 16, 2017 · #101ToF · #Fiction · #Flash Fiction


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