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A Depleted Workforce

Source - Marie Gail Stratford
Source – Marie Gail Stratford

“Well Jones, what have you found?”

“A faulty chip, sir.”

“So what does it do?”

‘”t keeps the recipients, docile sir, incapable of mutiny.”

“And in its damaged state?”

“Then we could be looking at mass riots, sir. Seems the last batch of migrant workers were given the rogue chip sir, 40,000 in total. We’re checking final numbers now.”

“Where they from?”

“Earth sir. Came in two weeks ago. They’d been allocated to work in our deep uranium mines.”

“Have them eliminated Jones, immediately. Then contact our person on Earth, tell him we need a fresh batch of workers, fast.”


A 100-word story for this week’s Friday Fictioneers

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