Bad Reception

From [community profile] dailyprompt, 014-08-12: “bad reception”

“I don’t know.” Kylie thumped the radio down on the desk. “I’m getting pretty bad reception here.”

“Are you sure it’s the radio?” Jacob finished weatherstripping the last window and moved on to the door. “The news has been spotty for weeks.”

“Spotty, yeah, but not static-y” She set the radio down as it found a station it could stick to for more than a second. “There.”

“…god help us I don’t know what’s coming but it’s almost in here. I’m hiding under my desk but I don’t think that will stop it. Oh please, help…”

The radio cut back to static. Kylie and Jacob shared a glance.

Slowly, without taking her eyes off of Jacob, Kylie turned the radio off. After a moment’s consideration, she removed the batteries.

“Bad reception.”

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