SF Drabble #34 “Locomotive Breath”

I don’t really know how fast we’re going. I can’t shut the damn thing down, and the readouts are showing me a steady stream of garbage. The Oldman Drive is only supposed to stay active as long as it has antimatter to ‘burn’. Once the fuel is gone, you stop. We should have gone four light years and stopped. The measurements were checked and checked again.

We didn’t stop. We kept on going. I think we’re speeding up. We’re not in normal space, but we can see it going by, faster and faster. The stars are starting to thin out…

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