SF Drabble #201 “Most Foul”

The Detective stood silent while the robot studied the crime scene, watched as it used various attachments to take samples, photos, measurements. After a while, it backed away from the body and stood motionless in the doorway.

the Detective asked, “What are you doing now?”

“I find it helpful to visualize the entire scene as I conduct my analysis.”

“Any idea who our killer might be?”

“There is as yet insufficient data. Of course, my working hypothesis is that the murderer is a human.”

The detective laughed. “Oh, really? A human?”

The robot almost sounded haughty. “Who else? You’re animals.”

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