SF Drabble #183 “Beachcomber”

I went on sabbatical from the University, used most of my savings and bought a ticket on the Polixaci Liner: from here to Shchinwhay and back.

Apparently diamonds are a lot more common on Shchinwhay than on Earth. Something to do with planet formation. Don’t ask me details, I’m a Literature professor.

When I got back, I had to declare them of course, and the duties were outrageous, but even so: I made about a hundred-to one profit. They passed a law afterwards, but of course it’s not retroactive.

I’ve retired from teaching now; thinking of working on that novel…

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