(A Drabble)

Jedediah Gale, professional repairman, knew he was not the first to speculate, after midnight and too many indulgences, that his body might be host to, even riddled with, clandestinely implanted government-operated surveillance instruments.

But how to know for sure? Machines that could detect such bugs were found only in hospitals, where the results might well be doctored, if one can forgive the play on words.

Jedediah needed an improvised body scanner of his own design, plus enough distance from any disguised government agents to assemble and operate it before being discovered. Thus was founded Microwave Oven Technicians Without Borders.

19 March 2010 — 7:50 pm