SF Drabble #327 “Infestation”

“How far down does it go?”

“At least twelve levels. Some are thicker than others. The lowest level starts about four hundred meters down, and it’s a storage level, so it’s twice as deep.”

He shined the flashlight down into the hole. “Looks a lot deeper than four hundred meters now.”

“They’d be as far down as they could get, even if it meant digging. Away from the sun, the heat. They’d find the coldest, darkest place, and they’d start breeding.”

“And the colonists?”

She paused. “Why, were you related to any of them?”


“Count yourself lucky then. ”

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