SF Drabble #163 “No Trespassing”


“There’s a road grid, all right. Everything’s grown over, but it’s not all that dense. The road surface looks like interlocking squares of some kind of thick rubber. They could probably pull it up and relay it at will. Greene’s busy trying to reverse-engineer what the machine they used to move it would’ve looked like. Anyway, wherever the roads look like they’re going to converge, there’s a crater. No radiation though. Probably kinetic energy weapons… you know: rocks.”


“Captain, I don’t think we’re the first to try to build a colony here. Only, somebody didn’t like the idea.”

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