The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | September 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

by Smitty

“We left our Safe Space a week ago,” started Randy, striding with his walking stick.
“Yes. The legend said Progress Tower lay toward sunrise. It was true,” replied Jeff.
“HALT! YOUR. PRESENCE. ON. THIS. PUBLIC. LAND. IS. NOT. AUTHORIZED.” a ‘bird’ above their heads made swift, perfect circles and shrieked metalically.
“Is that a LawDrone?” asked Randy.
“I’ve never seen one that small or maneuverable.”
“DISPERSE. YOU. ARE. UNAUTHORIZED.” chided the drone, maneuvering to hover before them at eye level.
Randy swung his stick rapidly. Would have been a homer. The drone traced an arc; crashed; exploded.
The Uprising began.

via Darleen


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