Friday, December 5, 2008

Drabble: The Operator

The Operator

Things didn’t fall apart all at once, but eventually it became evident even to the most Pollyannaish. Civilization had collapsed, and in hindsight, this was not so much a surprise to the survivors as that it had never happened before.

It was frustrating for the operator to admit, but there was no way out. He opened the File menu, restored a save file before things started cascading. It might take a few tries, but eventually he’d get it.

The operator mused to himself, not for the first time, that to an observer in his world, his actions would appear omniscient.

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