Chemical Warfare – a flash fiction

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INT: Skunkworks, United Global Pharmaceuticals – DAY

WHITE COAT

Ladies and gentlemen, we perfected the KNV13. Tasteless, odourless.

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UNIFORM

The military had discontinued this program.

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WHITE COAT

We’ve also perfected the antibiotic.

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UNIFORM

All it needs is some field testing.

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BLUE SUIT

Africa, Asia or South America?

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UNIFORM

The Middle East.

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BLUE SUIT

You said the military is out of this.

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UNIFORM

We are.

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BLUE SUIT

Release it. Six months later, we launch the cure.

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BANKER

What a killing this will turn out to be.

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BLUE SUIT

On the contrary, we’ll be saving the world.

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UNIFORM

And securing the peace.

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BANKER

Better us than the competition.

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************ Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2014 ************

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