Automaton Oligarchy -- a 50 word short
I've seen many members of The Writer's Block having some fun with fifty word short stories lately, and @Jayna is hosting the latest prompt using the word "bark." This is my first go at a fifty word short, and I gotta say it's a good bit of fun!
Surrounded by robowolves barking as fiercely as their organic predecessors, Sim pressed the book to her chest. Her other hand found the electromagnetic pulse generator from the old man. One chance. She pressed the button. The machines sparked. Sim fled, eager to dive into the pages of a new world. Image by Computizer on Pixabay