Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New Challenges

It couldn't be that hard, Laria thought, scanning through the instructions on her datapad. It was certainly no harder than refining, and she was good at that - taking raw materials and processing them into something more useful. It didn't even seem as complicated as fabricating modules, and she'd done that in her early training at the University of Caille. With a flick of a finger, she sent the order off for the basic materials, and was rewarded with the chime that indicated their delivery.
Some time later, the fabrication unit beeped to indicate that the unit had been completed. With anticipation, Laria opened the door and carefully removed the finished item. Setting it down on a work surface, she peered at it.
Was it supposed to be black? And wasn't it supposed to be thicker? More... fluffy? She prodded it with an implement. It was supposed to be soft and springy, according to the instructions, but this was hard and crackly - shattering as she poked at it.
Laria stamped a foot in frustration. This was important - important to her and to her new corporation - and it had clearly gone badly wrong. She would never understand this cake thing at all.

1 comment:

  1. I read this and laughed... then ate cake! What magic do you weave with words :0)