SF Drabble #400 "The Girl With The Dragon-Tattooed Spacesuit"

She's still alive. Her comms switch was set on 'open' when she fainted and I can hear her breathing into the helmet mic.

Four hours of air in a single charge, two tanks, she's been out here for six hours already. The rollabout manages about twenty kilometers an hour on flat, even ground, of which there is precious little on the moon. I'm zig-zagging back and forth, driving a search pattern, but she could be anywhere. I need her to wake up.

I'll find her; I have to find her. If I don't, she stops breathing, and I'll be alone.


  1. I like this piece. Tense. Dramatic. But the thing that really got my attention was the Title. Funny.

    1. Thank you :-) I almost didn't do the title. Almost chickened out. Also, it wouldn't really be a tattoo on the spacesuit. But I went for it. ;-)

  2. Caught my attention, would love to know more!

  3. i liked the title, it definitely caught my attention too.

    I agree with Lou, this is nicely paced, and builds the tension well.