SF Drabble #10 “Seems inadvisable.”

“But, how does it work?”

“Excuse me, Senator?”

“The gate, how does it work? I mean, why. On what principle? What’s the mechanism?”

“Oh. They didn’t say. They just sent the plans. For the thing and for the tools to make the thing, too. Didn’t say why it works. How it works is, you turn it on and send an object into one end. Doesn’t come out the other end, it comes out the other end of a gate somewhere else. We select the where, beforehand.”

“And you want to build it?”

Hell, no: I think it’s a terrible idea.”

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