SF Drabble #330 “In Concert”

“Just take one.”

“Are you sure one is enough?”


The pill was so small, but he trusted her, and he placed it gingerly on his tongue and reached for the water glass.

“About twenty minutes. You’ll start feeling it in ten, but you should go out in twenty.”

“And they’re all taking theirs now too? So we’ll be linked up?”

“There are screens that run instructions. And those bell tones from a minute ago, that’s what those mean.”

“I can’t believe I’m doing this.”

She smiled. “Have fun. If you worry, they’ll worry. Let them help you play better.”

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