Evacuation Drill

“Hello?” Karta answered the call.
She landed on one skeleton
feet first; it stopped her fall.
She leaped again to crush another one.
“Thank god you’re okay!”

A familiar voice spoke up.
“Get to the school, pick up
any survivors along the way.”
It shocked her. “The school you say?”

“It’s not the best place to make a stand.”
She stomped another skeleton, then ran.
“Why not a store, or bank, or library?”

“We’re not fighting, we can’t beat Ballisea.
The only thing we can possibly do

is start on another Earth anew.

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