SF Drabble #294 “A Cold One”

I’ve been up fourteen years. I don’t get back down Earthside much: it costs too much, and by the time you get there it’s time to turn around and come back.

I was never the outdoor type, so I don’t really miss green trees and flowers and blue sky. I certainly don’t miss cities and traffic. Beer I miss. I mean, I’m not a beer snob — I don’t insist on drinking them warm or anything — but I like a beer every now and again, only a beer costs more than a day’s pay up here. Not many alcoholics in space.

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