"Want to log an entry? Now's the last time you should. This Big Guy is gonna go next."
Behind protective glass and a gas mask, a man stood, watching the obscuring view with satisfaction. "As the gas spread throughout the land, people cried at Mother Nature's strike against the humanity. Every action they had taken had led to this: the most efficient population cut mankind would ever see."
With haste, you put a handkerchief over your mouth and nose. The only good thing about rum was that it did wonders to knock out both Captain Doublehook and his trusty parrot, Featherhook.
Holograms are everywhere.
The bounty was big enough for passing the following summer season. If you did not get heavy equipment damages while hunting, that is.
Most of the time, it was bland — spices and berries were expensive to buy from merchants and hard to come by in the wilderness — but it kept them alive and going, so she did not complain.
Challenge: The story must be 10 to 20 words long.
To whoever picked up and is currently reading this bottled message. There isn't much time/space for explanation, so I'll try to be concise. ("try" being the operative word)
Gary pressed his laptop's power button down for the umpteenth time that month. This was the second time the darn thing was acting up today, and he was starting to get frustrated. He needed to get his work done and the stupid thing was not helping at all.
Raiyo did his best to ignore the shaking of his hands and the uncomfortable feeling of sweat soaking his clothes. If he squeezed his hands together to keep them from shaking and ignored the rest of the issues, perhaps he could make it through his first meeting with the whole department without embarrassing himself.