Friday, April 4, 2014

100-Word Sci-Fi: "Leviathan"

Every week, I write a hundred-word story inspired by a random word. Today's word is "octopus."

By Nigel G. Mitchell

James Woolbright ran through the ship, pulling Ariana Reed by the hand. "The serum mutated the octopus. It grew bigger."

Ariana gasped, "How much bigger?"

An airlock exploded, propelled by a tentacle as big as a firehose. An octopus the size of a car slithered into the corridor.

One tentacle wrapped around Ariana's ankle, and lifted her screaming into the air.

James swung his fire ax to hack off the octopus' tentacle. It squealed as Ariana fell into James' arms. He rushed her through the nearest airlock into a storage room.

He kicked it shut as Ariana gasped, "Now what?"

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