Friday, September 26, 2008

Drabble: The Repetition of Sounds

The Repetition of Sounds

“You know, if you say a word enough times, it sort of loses all meaning. Missile, missile, missile. Sounds like it should be something squiggly, maybe a snake, or a meandering stream. Missile!”

“Roy, now’s not the time.”

“And warhead. Who ever thought of that one? What a strange image. What does that word make you think of?”

“Roy, I really don’t need this right now.”

Roy looked at the screen. “How much longer till they hit?”

“About seventeen minutes.”

“And is there anything we can do about it?”


“So does it really matter how I pass the time?”

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