Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Procedural Laxity

The terrified girl was dumped on the floor with little care. Her parents knelt on the same floor, having been securely restrained.

The Bureau of Population Enforcement (BPE) captain eyed them with obvious contempt. "The Procreation Strictures were implemented for the good of all. For noncompliance, there are...consequences. The BPE has, however, begun...relaxing the penalties for reasons unknown to me."

"You will NOT all be summarily executed. Oh, do not mistake me. The poisonous fruit of your loins WILL be...disposed of. Your debt however, will only be absolved by a lifetime of forced labor. Take them away!"

This story was written for BlogFlash2012 Day 8: Relaxing

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