Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Drone



178 pounds

My good friend Anthony V. Toscano seems to have recovered enough to begin sharing his vision of what it was (and is) like to live an examined life on planet Earth. It's good to have him back.

I am working on another extremely short fiction story, so I must get back to it.

Oh, well... I might as well go ahead and publish it now, here on the blog. It's just a 150 word first rough draft of a piece of micro-fiction.


The drone flew over unobserved well above the gathered group of terrorists. Their leader on the ground chose four of his freedom fighters and handed each of them one of the newest types of explosive vests, which they donned in silence.

The drone returned.

The four vested men failed to look up as they conversed in lowered tones.

The drone circled momentarily above, then locked itself securely upon its target.

The men bowed their heads in sincere reverence.

The drone soared, dipped, and then initiated a steep dive, making a bee line for its final destination.

The men took no notice whatsoever.

The drone encountered the virgin queen and deftly deposited its load of sperm; then its barbed sex organ, the drone’s most personal apparatus and a significant part of its internal anatomy was torn away, and the hapless creature expired an fell to earth.

The men once again took no notice.

Copyright 2014
Gene Chambers
All Rights Reserved


Did You Know . . .?

A 75 year old Georgian woman was digging for copper wires to sell. She accidentally sliced into a fiber optic cable with her shovel and left the entire country of Armenia without internet for 12 hours.



On this day in 1944 Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc., was executed at Sing Sing Prison in New York. Lepke was the leader of the country's largest crime syndicate throughout the 1930s and was making nearly $50 million a year from his various enterprises. His downfall came when several members of his notorious killing squad turned into witnesses for the government.

Lepke started Murder, Inc. in 1933. Murder, Inc. was authorized to kill anyone (approved by the syndicate) for a profit. With his hit squad protecting him from rivals and paid-off judges and officers keeping him out of jail, Lepke was America's premier criminal until he was betrayed by his own men. Reportedly, he was able to order final hits on his betrayers from jail before his execution.



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A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
--George Bernard Shaw



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