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Armistice Day

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:33 am
by Scattercat
The machine beeped and twittered, lights flashing. Polygons swirled around the screen, rocketing back and forth to the beat of the ominous music. The boy operated the controls with abandon, nearly snapping the cheap plastic joystick.

BLEEP BLEEP B-D-DOW-DOW KSSSSHHHHHH

Suddenly, the screen went dark. The boy shoved the joystick one way, then the other. His ship moved about at the bottom of the screen, but nothing else appeared. The digital universe was ominously silent. He frowned.

“Well, that’s it,” said Mom. “Come along.”

“But… the Space Invaders…”

“You killed them, sweetie. You killed them all. There aren’t any more.”

Re: Armistice Day

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:05 am
by Phenopath
Old school, this might be a contender for my favourite Scattercat drabble

Re: Armistice Day

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:05 am
by Mr. Tweedy
He wept.

Re: Armistice Day

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:55 pm
by mrgoldenbrown
"But mommmmmm!"
"Ender, that's quite enough of your backtalk. it's time for dinner."

Re: Armistice Day

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:39 am
by tbaker2500
mrgoldenbrown wrote:"But mommmmmm!"
"Ender, that's quite enough of your backtalk. it's time for dinner."
Haha, nice!

Re: Armistice Day

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:22 am
by Scattercat
Phenopath wrote:Old school, this might be a contender for my favourite Scattercat drabble
What, out of all five hundred? :-D

Glad people liked this one. I think it works best if Mom's voice is completely Cleaver-esque, chipper and cheery as though it's just the best thing in the world.