SF Drabble #150 “Eternal Vigilance”


“Sure… I mean, yes sir.” She fumbled in her purse. “Here they are.”

“Thank you. Ma’am, these papers are for up to level two clearance only. This is a level three area.”

“Oh, I have a work permit. House cleaning. You can see the temporary clearance upgrade listed right there…” she pointed to a few lines near the bottom.

“Yes, ma’am, but this expired yesterday.”

“Oh, I know. You understand, we weren’t able to make it out here because of the rain—”

“I’m afraid you’re going to have to come with us, ma’am.”


“Please step this way, ma’am.”

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