SF Drabble #166 “Forty Acres”

On the day side, the wind is hurricane strength and unrelenting. It’s cold, most of the time, and when it’s not cold it’s wet. There are quakes every other day, and we’ve already lost two people and a snowcat down suddenly appearing cracks in the ice. I’m told it’ll be generations before it’s even roughly Earthlike, if ever. Plus we’re all taking higher than normal radiation doses from the primary. Did I mention everything looks bluer than it should?

And that’s just the day side. The night side is a dark, frozen airless hell.

It’s not much, but it’s ours.


  1. Hey, man, that was pretty cool.
    Very...inspiring, actually.
    You're a good writer. I'll follow.