SF Drabble #136 “Shutterbug”

“Wait until it comes around again, try to get it right after it crosses the horizon line.”

“Check.” The comet was spinning, and Redman watched the stars streak diaigonally across the sky. He quieted his uneasy stomach by sheer force of will. “You watching the clock?”

“Yeah. Ten seconds, get ready.”

The Earth, when it broke the horizon, was the size of a basketball held at arms’ length. It would get bigger as the comet got closer, but they would be lifting off pretty soon. Redman held down the button, camera in burst mode.

“They’re gonna love these.”

“No doubt.”

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