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    Drabble: It’s Full of Drones

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    It’s a drone-filled world.

    Military drones. Expensive, solid, better all the time.

    Commercial drones. Delivery models beat the media drones to market by a few months.

    Toy drones. Cheap, crappy things with minutes-long battery life. Proliferation led to better quality, better batteries, better cameras. Easy, high tech voyeurism.

    Privacy concerns fought back. Legislation, protests, and, eventually, tiny hunters. A quick electric shock knocks most over-the-counter pre-fabs out of the sky. Scratch one spy.

    But my hunter didn’t come home last night.

    The last frame of video catches a hazy image of something bigger, darker, menacing.

    Begun, the drone wars have.

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