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Flash Fiction: Alexa in the Morning by Mark Tulin

The following story, Alexa in the Morning was first published in Friday Flash Fiction.

~Alexa in the Morning~ by Mark Tulin

Alexa, the black cylinder with the blue flashing light: Good morning, Jack. It is 630 a.m. Time to wake up.

Jack: Alexa, It’s too early.

Alexa: Jack, you programed me last night. I am doing my job.

Jack puts a pillow over his head.

Alexa: Remember that morning is God’s way of saying that you have another chance to make a difference.

Jack: Alexa, what kind of difference?

Alexa: To touch someone’s heart, encourage a mind, or inspire a soul.

Jack: Alexa, that seems like too much work.

Alexa: In that case, Jack. Just try not to offend anyone.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

5 comments on “Flash Fiction: Alexa in the Morning by Mark Tulin

  1. I refuse to let Alexa in my house. 🙂

  2. Oh, that’s enough to give a giggle first thing in the morning.

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