The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and it involves writing a Drabble (a short story of 100 words, plus or minus 5) based around a particular prompt. This week the prompt came as a result of a funny incident that happened to Aheïla, and was “SLIP”.
The King stared into the dim screen. His generals had informed him that this would be the last chance to communicate.
“Have all the crops been planted?”
“Yes…crrrxck… Your Majesty” came the static-filled reply.
“The colony’s defences” continued the King “are all in place?”
“Of course King…crrrxck…” The connection almost gone.
“One last thing…” He was rushing now. “Make sure that all the children are tortured.”
The Military Governor blinked, but he knew better than to disobey. “Very well, King Herod.”
The connection broke and the King sat back, satisfied.
A tickle of doubt entered his brain. ‘I did say tutored just now, didn’t I?’