Friday Fictioneers: Shakespeares Writing Monkey




With all of the information and technology of the digital age at their (figurative) fingertips, this is what they decide to do with it?


Have fun~




Image Copyright: Marie Gail Stratford

Image Copyright: Marie Gail Stratford


Title: Shakespeares Writing Monkey

Genre: Fantasy (?)

Word Count: 100



Our master always leaves the computer on when he goes to work. One day the keyboard and screen rebelled.

“I made his name autocorrect to ‘loser,’” the keyboard clackled.

“He hates spiders,” the screen snickered, changing the desktop.

I just hid like the little mouse I was. The screen and keyboard convinced the headphones too. She twisted her cable into a Gordian Knot.

The front door opened. The master came into the room.

*Click*- Firefox

*Click*- Bookmarks

*Click*- eBay

They keyboard didn’t notice when I pushed it off the desk. Its keys went everywhere— time to get a new one.






But wait! you might shout awkwardly into your quiet room, how can the master order a new keyboard when the mouse went and broke the old one?

Good question. And there’s no real answer to that. Why? Because this was a plan formulated by an inanimate object that spends most of its life underneath somebody’s hand.

Sometimes the main character is just an imbecile.



Good luck, you brave writer folks!





5 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Shakespeares Writing Monkey

  1. Dear Michael,

    This is an episode of the Twilight Zone and the Forbin Project rolled into one….on a smaller scale of course. On that last line I think you might mean “The” rather than “They.”



  2. Watch out when your technology starts thinking for itself and has the power to change your settings. Maybe the mouse was just trying to help.

  3. Sarah Ann says:

    Love the mischievous voices in this.

  4. gahlearner says:

    Hehe, clever little mouse. There’s the virtual keyboard that can be used with the mouse. This here is typed without keyboard…

  5. micklively says:

    I like the idea of rebellious hardware.
    Good piece.

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