Dietrich, alone in the escape capsule, caressed the gemstones. They were his, and Grace should’ve accepted that. She’d left Deitrich no choice - and had deserved her fate. Hadn’t she? A wretched, frantic wriggling as the bridge became a vacuum following the pod’s release. Not his fault.
Dietrich leapt against his harness, scattering gems.
Outside the capsule - impossible. Blood hammered, adrenaline sharp at the back of his throat.
Her face appeared at the porthole; iced eyes accused. His heart thrashed itself to ruin inside its bone cage.
The lifeless vessel drifted on, starlight faint on its bare hull.
Horrorshow almost 5 years ago
More quality Sci-Fi, Chris; I always look forward to your drabbles!
Brandon Sutton almost 5 years ago
Its a science fiction story, but has a plot and characters that resonate no matter what the genre. This is an amazing drabble!
Chris Walker almost 5 years ago
Elizabeth O. Smith almost 5 years ago
Awesome piece! I felt the mounting pressure haha :)
Iarwain Olofsson over 3 years ago