the smuggler’s bible

Hermokrates

So all the neighborhood kids are chucking rocks at the invisible wall that keeps bad stuff away and makes sure nobody flies off into space, right? Well, suddenly a rocks goes, like, plink, and it turns out the invisible wall that keeps bad stuff away and makes sure nobody flies off into space is broken. It can only do one of those things. And, uhm, Satan gets to pick which.

Hermokrates slams shut the big family bible. “And that’s why naughty children like you are how come your granny isn’t coming home.” He blinks away a tear. “Space got her.”