Friday, July 13, 2012

By Trial And Error


He scrutinized the tiny craft perched on his fingertip, "This is nothing we can't resolve, gentlemen. Inevitably, no technology is error-proof."

He was confident of returning the vessel and its crew to their former size...somehow. He knew his career depended on the success of this project. Foreseeing no other viable option, his ultimate solution was unavoidable. His thumb pressed down, inexorably crushing the diminutive ship. Wiping his hand against his coat he typed a notation into the mission logs.

"All contact/telemetry with Nano-1X lost, 1300 GMT. Preliminary analysis indicates pilot error. More extensive crew screening must be pursued. End notation."

7 comments:

  1. Oops...what a way to go! Great snippet!

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  2. Multiple homicide just by pressing your thumb down?! Killing people gets easier and easier with each generation. smh

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  3. Interesting way to resolve the problem. I like it!

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  4. How dark. I thought we were talking about saving them, returning them to their size, but then he crushed them. Like the bug-sized craft they are. What a turn!

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  5. Unexpected turn! Now I wonder what evil he'll do next.

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  6. Ye gads, he's talking to someone and just crushes the ship in front of them?

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  7. RUTHLESS!!! heehee I love it!!! A lil ole twist!!

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