SF Drabble #422 “Greenhouse”

“Is he still at it?”

“Who, Doctor Rasch?” Yuen swiped his hand across the screen to bring up the ‘page’ with the internal cameras. “See for yourself.”

There he was, the good Doctor, taking a core sample from the planter, the only one he really cared about now that food production was up and running without him.

“Do you think he’ll ever get it blooming?”

“I have next month in the pool.” Yuen shrugged. “Just a guess. But he’s a genius, and he’s motivated: he wants to give the first rose grown on Mars to Doctor Orlov.”

“Yeah, she’s gorgeous.”


  1. there's always a method to the madness. :) Poor Doctor Orlov - the object of so many's desire. :)

  2. Very good... And is Doctor Orlov a martian? :D

  3. I hope Dr Orlov appreciates the efforts.

    1. I have a sneaking suspicion that Orlov finds the botanist annoying all the more so since she's probably sleeping with one of the obligatory chiseled command types.