The Andropov Drill

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It was Monsoon Monday Morning again.

In just a few hours Mr. Andropov, also known as The Dropper, would be orchestrating one of his thunderous and torrential monsoons upon the Indian subcontinent.

Mr. Andropov lived in the clouds.

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He had been a Dropper since the Ice Age and he loved his job.

He was also very good at it.

Over the centuries he had perfected the Andropov Drill, a precise and orderly approach for drops of water to exit the clouds and float down liltingly and safely to Earth.

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The Andropov Drill had been practiced by billions upon billions of drops over the centuries.

It went just so:

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Stand at the edge of the silver lining,

Secure the vapor parachute…

 

…and drop off.

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Mr. Andropov, by Karim Ajania, page 1