Saturday, July 16, 2016

A matter of time

‘I’ve had enough, Victor.  I’m quitting while I’m ahead.’

‘This is not a game you can quit, John.  Except through death or prison.’

‘Which benefits neither of us.  It’s only a matter of time.’

‘It’s always a matter of time, but you’ve survived this long.’

‘Through luck and incompetence.’

‘And the revolution will exist long after both of us.’

‘They’ll be no revolution, Victor.  Capitalism has won.’

‘For now, maybe.  But the future?’

‘A future I would like to see.  As a free man.’

‘Only fate can dictate that, John.  In the meantime, we need blueprints of the guidance system.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I like this one, Rob. You've captured those arguments on both sides really well.