Night Shift

A 50-word story

“Pump 1 went down,” Xavier reported. “Impeller’s shot.”
DJ spun his chair around. “Do we have a spare in the parts conex?”
Xavier shook his head.
“Can we rob one from Pump 2?”
“Did that last hitch.”
“Guess we’re fucked then,” DJ said.
Xavier shrugged.
Life was like that sometimes.

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