Drabble Day – Slip

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”.

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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?’

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About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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3 Responses to Drabble Day – Slip

  1. tskraghu says:

    nice play on words!

  2. tara tyler says:

    oh, is that what happened?
    good job!

  3. Aheïla says:

    *laughs* I like the way you rewrote my friend’s slip. It gives it a whole other impact.

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