Collateral Damage – Gargleblaster Microstories #206

Captain Leighton called his home. “Sir. A cruise missile fired accidentally.”

General Hartlow scowled, “So. Reprimand the pilot.”

“But sir…”

“What now?”

“The people are…”

“It’s called Collateral Damage, son.”

“Sir! It’s targeting your home!” said Leighton, and the line went dead.

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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12 Responses to Collateral Damage – Gargleblaster Microstories #206

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I just had to laugh …. even though part of me didn’t want too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Drew Foster says:

    That gave me a chuckle. So needed on a Wednesday for some reason!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Tina says:

    I guess that was karma calling, huh? Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      Pretty much. Explaining things away as “Collateral Damage” is a quite convenient term, until the user of the term becomes Collateral Damage. The General could’ve stopped interrupting too and maybe he would’ve survived. Oh well!

      Thank you kindly! 🙂


  4. Lyn says:

    Let’s hope the General’s family are away and he’s there on his own – especially hope he’s a wicker basket 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Indira says:

    Lol. You are right the general shouldn’t have interrupted .

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