Saturday, June 18, 2016

The price of the moon

‘He could help us travel to the moon!’

‘I don’t care if he could get us to the stars!  He’s a war criminal!’

‘Who could help prevent or win the next war. Half his team have been taken by the Russians.’

‘We have the atom bomb.’

‘And we’ll be able to deliver them with rockets.’

‘He worked people to death.  Thousands of them.  Did you visit, Nordhausen?  They’re not shoulders I want to stand on.’

‘He’s a scientist. A brilliant one.’

‘And that excuses crimes against humanity?’

‘The camps were run for not by him and we need his know-how.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.