Jane Jago’s Drabbles – Four Hundred and Four

The world woke up one Monday morning to find its orbiting sentinels had all died: no GPS, no satellite television, no spy in the sky.

The biggest inconvenience?  Satnav.

Older drivers got out their maps. 

But the young.

In one hour the world lost sight of 100 bicycle couriers, a thousand Uber drivers, and more fast food delivery operatives than you could count.

Within a week governments started printing up to date atlases.

Within a month the world had mostly learned to cope.

Within a year nobody cared. 

Except the mothers of the pizza delivery boys who never came home…

©jane jago

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