Drones Don’t Get Invited to City’s New Year’s Eve Bash

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Author Gail Farrelly grew up in The Bronx and now resides in Bronxville, NY. Having a doctorate in accounting from George Washington University, she’s taught in several universities and published numerous articles in business and academic journals. Learning about the murderous politics of academic life turned her mind to crime. The fictional kind, of course!
Her first mystery, “Beaned In Boston,” in which a lecherous professor perishes even though he was well published, was named to the Washington Irving Book Selection List. Her short story, “Even Steven,” was nominated for a Derringer Award. Gail writes spoofs for the Yonkers Tribune Webaper, YonkersTribune.com, and for a British website, TheSpoof.com. Gail shares a website, http://www.farrellysistersonline.com/, with her sister Rita, also a mystery writer.

Drones used to be just the stuff of science fiction. No more! Drones of all sizes, shapes and brands are seemingly now a major part of our culture.

Today, and for the next couple of days, ending in July 4, the Yonkers Tribune brings you some fun stories about drones, tech fiction that hopefully will entertain you. You probably didn’t know that drones can complain, find better jobs, misbehave, etc. Ha! Sounds like humans, no?

Hope you enjoy the stories. Happy July 4th!

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Drones Don’t Get Invited to City’s New Year’s Eve Bash

Outrage was in evidence among drones (y’know, those flying thingies that come in all sizes  and shapes) when they learned they were not invited to the massive party thrown by the City of White Plains, north of New York City.  More specifically, the drones were told they were forbidden to be in certain areas of the city between the hours of 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018.

“Yep, we’re grounded for the most fun hours, through no fault of our own,” grumbled one of the drones. He continued, “It’s so unfair. And just wait until a crime is committed or a pet or human goes missing. Then the officials will be shouting, ‘Send in the drones We need them for aerial surveillance.'”

“No way,” answered an especially defiant drone, suggesting that that will be the perfect time for a job action. He said, “They didn’t invite US to their party. Why should we help THEM find their sniveling kids or grandmas? Fair is fair.”

So there!

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Comments 7

  1. re: “…… perfect time for a job action.” Haven’t heard that expression since I left New York City in 1973. Fond (?) memories of the subway strike that started on the day that John Lindsay became mayor of NYC, the sanitation workers’ strike, the compositors’ strike that put many newspapers out of business, etc.

  2. I don’t know too much about drones so I’m hoping the stories by Ms. Farrelly will inform me. I think they should come in handy looking for missing kids or people with Alzheimer’s. I’m afraid they may invade our privacy.

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