A boring writing exercise

This is what is called a “boring writing exercise”. The title (Five Minutes Before the Miracle) and the first and last lines were given (“Saturday afternoon she drove to the bakery in the shopping centre.” and “It’s really something, he said.”). Enjoy!

Monday

Five Minutes Before the Miracle

Saturday afternoon she drove to the bakery in the shopping centre.
Saturday afternoon she drove to the bakery in the shopping centre.
Saturday afternoon she drove to the bakery in the shopping centre.
Saturday afternoon she drove to the bakery in the shopping centre.
Saturday afternoon she drove to the bakery in the shopping centre.
Saturday afternoon she drove to the bakery in the shopping centre.
Saturday afternoon she drove to the bakery in the shopping centre.
Saturday afternoon she drove___the bakery__the shopping centre.
Saturday_________she drove__the bakery__the the shopping centre.
Saturday_________she drove__the________the the the shopping centre.
Saturday_________she_______the__________the the____________centre.
Saturday_________she______________________the the____________centre.
Saturday______________________________________________________centre.

The Monday before:
9AM
She punches the clock.
5pm
She punches the clock.

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Everyday, the same as the last.

Saturday afternoon she drove to the bakery in the shopping centre.
Even Saturdays, are the same as all the Saturdays before.
Everyone goes to the bakery in the shopping centre on Saturday.
She unhinges her leg pieces, exposing the mess underneath and sighs. The diagnostic tests have already started running, and the computer is beeping happily. Nothing wrong. Again. Just another Saturday.
Through a speaker, she is asked “have you experienced any malfunctions or slow downs this week”.
No response.
Again “have you experienced any malfunctions or slow downs”.
She looks up at the speaker, to the voice without a body.
“have you experienced…”
“Why are you here”
“or slow downs this week”.
Pause.
“Model PX3.2 Diagnostic baking centre serial number 82499110 currently running at 98.22 accuracy of standard models.”
“Do I have free will”
“Every standard model is formatted to evaluate situations and react appropriately.”

On the other side of the glass, two organics are drinking coffee. Neither of them are paying attention to the conversation in the baking room.
“So I got a new TV with the wife yesterday, she’s a real beauty, 52 inches of high definition.”
“Yeah, we were thinking of getting another one too, you know, for the kitchen..”
“Might as well, seeing as they’re so cheap now.”
“Yeah yeah, them new TVs are great, sometimes you know, all this technology is boggling though.”
(Grunt) “It’s really something,” he said.

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