• Fiction

    Drabble: It’s Full of Drones

    by 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. by