SF Drabble #355 “Factbook”

If you leave the spaceport during the day, and are reasonably fit, you can walk into town. With gravity a little lighter than Earth-norm and the weather always temperate, you’ll find it a comfortable enough hike. At night, mostly because of the ringflies, you should probably hire a roller or spend the night in the capsule hotel.

The ringfly is one of Mekram’s native predators, and it is deceptively named: their wingspans can grow to as wide as ten feet tip to tip, and they’ve been known to swoop down and carry off unsuspecting tourists, who are never seen again.

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