100-Word Fiction: ‘Approaching the 10th Parallel’

Field medics report, come in? come in? [crackles]

We are hearing you. What medicines do you require? Over.

Command suitable retaliation. Use aggressive force. Come in?

Use aggressive medicine? Over.

There has been an interstitial interruption between spaces of matter.

Check. Over.

There are holes blown. We cannot hear, clear…

Receiving. Medic coordinates? Over.

10th parallel. There is a…

What medicines do you require? Over.

There is a, jesus [crackles]…

Actioning reinforcements. What medicines do you require? Over.

There is a… action aggressive, come in?

What medicines? Over.

There is a hole, jesus, all the way along.

10th paralell, over?

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Author: MW Bewick

Writer of poetry and place; editor and journalist. Co-founder of Dunlin Press. 'Scarecrow', a debut collection of poetry is available now from http://dunlinpress.bigcartel.com

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