Divine Intervention

Responding to bubble threat.
Vehicle loaded.
Strapped beneath plates.
Moving out.
Location verification required.

East on… static zzzzzzzz
Repeat. Command. Repeat. zzzzzzzzz
East on… static zzz
Cavalry to command:
Do you copy? zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Arrived at tentative location.
Bubble identified.
Wires protruding.
Smells like shit down here.
I’m calling it dips on the shower.
You folks should see this…

Cavalry to command:
Proceeding to defuse bubble.
Commnad to Cavalry:
It’s a… static zzzzzzzzzzz

Stand back guys. Big Boy is going in.
This should be eazzz…zzzzzzzzzzz

Command to Big Boy, Cavalry:
Do you…static static
zzzzzz trap static zzzz
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elancharangElancharan Gunasekaran is a multidisciplinary artist and poet. He has a strange love for all things poetical and Sci-Fi. A winner of the Montblanc X Esquire Six-word Story prize 2017. His latest publications are Superatomicluminal (Hesterglock Press, UK), Gods of the Gonzo (Analog Submission Press, UK), The Cosmosnaut Manifesto (UndergroundBooks, New York), Sleeping with Wildflowers (Alien Buddha Press, Arizona/New York), Deviant Flames and Dark Revolver (Roman Books, India/UK). @elancharang  https://medium.com/@elancharang

Featured photo credit: Amanda Ollinik @Allunderonemoon