SF Drabble #315 “CSI Mare Serenitatis”

The police came almost immediately: their rollaround must have already been in the area. Once they were all through the lock we took them to see the body. Pressure in the victim’s living compartments was extremely low. The cops found a short in the atmospheric control systems. Whoever strangled Robbie thought they could make everybody think he suffocated in his sleep, but the hyoid bone was broken, making it clear what really occurred.

The first murder on the moon. I wonder who it’ll turn out to have been. Robbie and his murderer: they’ll be as famous as Armstrong and Aldrin.

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