SF Drabble #112 “Lonesome Red Planet”

“Well.” She was already half in her environment suit for the short walk over to the landing pad.

“I guess they’re ready to go.” I said.

She nodded. “Are you sure you won’t come with? It’ll be three months before another supply ship comes through…”

“I’m staying. I don’t have my two years yet.”


“Got to get paid.”

“Sure.” She paused a minute, and then said again, “well.”

“Go on. They’re waiting.”

I watched her until she got up the ladder, just in case she slipped on the dust. The dust is our biggest problem here. Gets into everything.

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