A Smart Accessory to Murder

Alexa, wake me up at 7am.

Alexa, turn off bedroom lights.

Alexa, turn on bedroom lights.

Alexa, what time is it?

Alexa, call Downstairs Neighbour.

Alexa, find me a pair of noise-cancelling headphones on Amazon.

Alexa, snooze.

Alexa, snooze.


Alexa, turn on bedroom lights.

Alexa, what time is it?

Alexa, track my package.

Alexa, Google: How to get someone evicted.

Alexa, shut up.


Alexa, turn on bedroom lights.

Alexa, play polka music at full volume.

Alexa, turn up the volume.

Alexa, set the bass to maximum.

Alexa, louder.

Alexa, decline call.


Alexa, play messages.

Alexa, delete messages.

Alexa, Wikipedia: Warfarin.

Alexa, tell me more.

Alexa, how many ounces are in a pound?

Alexa, how many pounds are in a kilo?

Alexa, show me a slow-cooker recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon.

Alexa, add red wine, rat bait, hefty garbage bags, and pearl onions to my shopping list.

Alexa, play that song that goes, “those black-eyed peas, they tasted alright to me, Earl.”

Alexa, add Dinner with Downstairs Neighbour to my calendar for Thursday at 6pm.


Alexa, show me the front door camera.

Alexa, play Relaxing Dinner Music playlist, volume 2.

Alexa, call 911. Oh dear. Oh no. Oh what a mess. It wasn’t supposed to happen this fast. Oh crap.

Alexa, stop. Alexa, hang up!

Alexa, Google: how to get body fluids out of carpet.

Alexa, it’s no good, just shut up.

Alexa, what countries do not have extradition treaties with Canada?

Alexa, what’s the weather like in Vanuatu?

Alexa, what’s the weather like in Maldives?

Alexa, flip a coin.

Alexa, ask Uber to request a ride to the airport.

Alexa, clear search history.

Published by Aly Writes

I bake. I write. What goes better together than a good story and a delicious fresh-baked pastry? Nothing. And I can give you both. Grab a hot cuppa and join me.

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