SF Drabble #339 “Return Trajectory”


“Hi; I’d like a one-way ticket to Earth.”

“Never heard of it.”

“Sorry, sorry. Sol system?”

“Okay, ‘Sol’, let’s look that up. No, nothing. Do you have the galactic co-ordinates or the Association designation code?”

“Um… probably. Yeah, I think it’s… it says on my original ticket, let me call it up on my pad…”

“Fantastic. While you do that, I’m going to go ahead and help the next customer.”

“No, wait, I’ve got it right here. Can you scan it from the pad?”

It rolled all four eyes. “Of course I can scan it from the pad, sir.

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