Frabjous Times

military scifaiku poetry

Your first warning

one summer night
sting of the bug zapper
“It is possible—but extremely unlikely—that your first warning of an enemy attack might be the flash of a nuclear explosion in the sky some distance away. Or there might be a flash after warning had been given, possibly while you were on your way to shelter.”
— Handbook In Time of Emergency, published 1968.
Originally published: 2005/04/10 21:17:30
Previously published: Sun Apr 10 20:19:34 2005