Snowman on Lake. Photo by Petritap.

“So these are the new models?” asked Shui, setting down her case of diagnostic equipment.

“Yup” replied Geoff.

“And a lame-ass snowman is the best they could come up with?”

“Hey, they’re nano-bots, not super computers.  Anyway, they did their job.  You’ve got to admit, the satellite’s completely camouflaged.”

“Yeah, ‘spose so, but…hey…our satellites don’t have these markings” she said, brushing away some snow from the machine.  “Did head office give us the right coordinates?”

“Request came from head office for sure.  Whose markings?  Infallitech?  Opus Systems?”

“Not sure, but I don’t like that buzzing sound…” Shui replied, her eyes fixed upon the machine as she stepped away from it slowly.

“Proximity sensors?”


“We got time to run before the pulse wave hits us?”


—9*/&%103a^.3824***[ Targets acquired ] ***926;M+726K%~>—

—279/^J6%+153***[ Message received.  Extraction pod ETA 45 minutes.  Ensure their brain meat is prepped correctly; integrity of their network data and passwords is a priority. ] ***8271<13H7C$%/—


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using Stumbleupon.com, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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2 Responses to Extraction

  1. Anja says:

    I can honestly say I never expected the words ‘brain meat is prepped correctly’. haha Love it.

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