Robot Boy by Thomas Murphy | Script Revolution

Robot Boy

Poor Robot boy is outdated and lonely. He drifts around his world alone and unloved. Until a cry for help goads him into action.



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A short tale of an outdated Robot boy. Built to be a surrogate friend for the rich. Now he has been surpassed by bigger and better machines. Someone forgot to turn him off or crush him so he wanders the city of the future looking for someone to play with and be his friend. As he wanders, he is ridiculed by the citizens of the day as completely useless and not fit for scrap. Thinking about finally pressing his auto-destruct button he is startled by the cries of a young boy. The boy has lost his ball down a hole and Robot boy comes over and uses his extendable arm to rescue it. In the act of helping the crying boy, Robot boy makes a friend and his reason for being is once again fulfilled.

Submitted: June 7, 2018
Last Updated: June 7, 2018

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The Writer: Thomas Murphy

I'd like to say I don't like talking about myself. I'd like to say that but...anyway, I live in the UK, have been acting (under a different name) and taking menial jobs for most of my adult life. Occasionally the big time calls...then it shuts up for a long time and I involve myself in raising my kid, walking the dog and looking out the window wondering when the hell am I going to get round to washing the windows. I have been writing on and off for a while. I held down a fairly steady job at one time as books and films reviewer for a British teen magazine before it bit the dust as magazines are wont to do these days. I would love to have one of my pieces produced...( I was shortlisted ((or... Go to bio

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