Sunday, January 19, 2014

100-Word Sci-Fi: "Adrift"

Every week, I write a hundred word story inspired by a random word. Today's word is "crippled." 
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Adrift
By Nigel G. Mitchell

With his starship's engines crippled, Jonathan McGill floated through space for months with only the stars for company. When his rescue came, Jonathan met with the president of Earth, rode on parades, and toured the Galaxy on late-night talk shows. Yet the whole time, McGill felt a yearning for the peace he had experienced during his time in the void.

Finally, Jonathan flew his private shuttle up into Pluto's orbit, climbed into an environmental suit, and stepped out of an airlock. He looked down at the planet below and the sun in the distance. He drifted alone, savoring the silence.

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