You Can’t Hide From Me

This post is written for Mondays Finish the Story where we  are given the  first line and then asked to finish the  story  in 100 – 150 words. My story follows  the picture prompt.  For other stories just click on the blue  frog at  the end of this post.

2015-03-09 - BW Beacham

On March 9th, 2015, three objects were reportedly seen in the skies over the Borracho Todos los Tiempos Vineyards.

Staff Sargent Vince Amotto was rigid at his console at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale Arizona. Sitting beside Vince, were two fellow officers, Sargent Bill Wilson, and Sargent Roger Smith or “Dr. Bob” to his comrades.

All were Predator Drone pilots. The Predator Drone, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), was capable of flying  over six hundred and fifty miles, loitering overhead for fourteen hours and then returning to base. The Predator, flying at 25,000 feet, was invisible from below.

Sitting at his desk Vince was capable of identifying a standing human being at night as likely armed or not. The  local wine growers were at war with the government over the production quota imposed upon them.

Tonight their mission  was to seek and destroy a major wine-producing company and its current crop of grapes. This mission was a critical part of the current administrations war on wine.

Locking on his target Vince called over  his mike, “No  wine  before  it’s  time,” and released his missile.