SF Drabble #121 “Descent”

It took a week for the party to make its way down through the system of caves and tunnels to the enormous cavern where the Howpom city lay. Chandramouli’s broken ankle would have slowed us considerably, but they came up and got him, carried him the rest of the way. As a result he completed what was for us a seven-day delve in about thirty-six hours.

Not that Howpom hospitality was without it’s drawbacks: he shook his head and said, “It was like being on a roller coaster with no breaks. In the dark. They run the whole way down.”

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