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The UN Security Council was surprised when the oily voice oozed round the chamber. Apparently someone called the Master was demanding leadership of the cosmos in exchange for not subjecting it all to premature heat death. The members gave the only possible response to such despicable blackmail.

"No problem," said the American representative, once the Soviets had been persuaded not to use their veto from sheer habit.

"Oh. Thanks," came the faintly surprised reply. Then silence; the delegates resumed haranguing the USSR over Afghanistan.

After a few minutes the voice oozed again. "Er, do I get a hat or something?"

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    Andrew Lawston over 7 years ago

    This is a drabble I wrote in the late 1990s, and refers to the UN as it existed in the early 1980s.

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    Cliff Chapman over 7 years ago

    United Nations Intelligence Taskforce? ;)

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    Andrew Lawston over 7 years ago

    Nobody does it better...

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    Horrorshow about 7 years ago

    Good one, Andrew! :-D

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