The building was grey and anonymous. Inside, the doctor and tech set up the syringes and vials for the next batch. The doctor was an old hand, the tech was brand new.
“Doesn’t this job give you nightmares?”
“Used to, when I first started. But someone has to do it, it’s unpleasant but necessary. It’s not our fault, it’s the breeders. They just won’t stop. The population is out of control.”
The door opened and the guard brought in a fat toddler. The doctor sighed.
“To think they used to do this to dogs. Now, that’s what I call cruel.”
Copyright © 2017 by Richard Meldrum.
Published on Enter the Drabble by Trembling with Fear, April 2017.