SF Drabble #95 “Spawning Season”

We built the settlement just off a wide beach protected by a picturesque lagoon.

When the local turtle equivalent hatchlings started popping up on the beach one morning we were so excited… they were cute: six legs, soft shell. I absentmindedly wondered how they might taste.

The things that came up out of the ocean to eat them were huge, easily a half ton of blubber and tusk. We lost Franks and Tsao on the beach, and one chased poor Carrie Redding all the way up to the temp lab.

We’re planning on moving the colony away from the beach.

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