Rescue Mission Abort

Here is a short work of fiction that will grab your attention. It illustrates the speed at which creative people can respond to and comment on current events. Scroll to the bottom to see the author’s cautionary caveat.

To reblog or not to reblog. The story itself was interesting. And informative. Americans who can’t vote? Hmmmm. The name calling part decided it for me.

like mercury colliding...

“We’ve been told to stand down, Skip’.”

“This came from the top? From command?”

“Just repeating what I heard…and saw. Here’s the order in black and white.”

“Why are we here then, if not to evacuate folks?”

“I heard they didn’t pay their bills.”

“The whole goddamned country is in debt. Are we just gonna let ‘em die?! I can’t just sit here in the harbor and let that happen. These are fellow Americans we’re talking about.”

“Apparently there was a question about that too. They can’t vote after all.”

“Bastard! What a moron! Pull anchor Smitty. We’re going in.”

~kat

100 Words for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Friday Fictioneers Challenge based on this photo by © Ted Strutz.

Please note: This is fiction. While it can be viewed as a dramatization of current events, no elements of this story are based on actual facts…(except maybe the “moron” name calling part…

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