SF Drabble #177 “Pas De Deux”


Are you out of your mind?”

“Don’t be chicken. Jump.” He leaped confidently off the edge and out into the open air.

The central core of a Polixaci liner is an vast open volume with no spin gravity. Yoshi was already a hundred yards away by the time Eloise worked up the courage to push off.

“Come back and get me!”

His strapped-on wings were bigger than hers, and he’d done this before. He swooped back towards her, gaining speed. As he passed, he grabbed her hand and they pulled together.

She was scared, but she kissed him anyway.

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