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 “Dave?”
 “What?”
 “I know they’re built on the same chassis, but why do I get the feeling that fastmutt is just sauntering along at the LEK9s strike pace?”
 “Because it is. Military mutts have to be quicker than police models as the stuff being thrown at ‘em is usually coming quicker than beer cans or furniture. If it was authorised, it could get to the target and back, and still be pacing our LEK9s as they arrived.”
 “This is overkill. Have you deployed matching units on all six routes in?”
 “Damn right I have. Given what that bastard could have protecting his hideout, I’d rather go in ready beyond heavy than see if my regular cruiser can absorb an RPG.”
 “Partially proving my point. You requisitioned heavy assault platforms!”
 “They see them and realise they’re more likely to die today than gain reputation from surviving a firefight with the police. Basic morale engineering.”
 “When did you become a qualified combat psychologist, Dave?”
 “You like that seat? Like the air conditioning? Like the hundred-millimetre armour between you and whatever’s coming? Thank my overkill.”
 “I’m just asking: how much is this costing per minute?”
 “No dead officers.”
 “Pass the LEK9 leashes. You’ll need both hands to wrangle the drone properly.”
My talented friend Simon has been creating inspiring art again, so here's a story to go with his picture Flight by SimonJM
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Kilmo1 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Professional Writer
I like it. If you can write flash fiction like that you should be submitting it.
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Rafellin Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2017  Professional Writer
I'm a staff writer for 365tomorrows.com - I do four flash fiction stories a month for them.

Plus publishing an annual anthology of flash and short fiction: www.lothp.co.uk/2.html

:)

Thank you!
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Woof! Simper Tail Wag Icon Tail wagging the 2. 
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