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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.

5 comments add one below

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    Horrorshow over 9 years ago

    More quality Sci-Fi, Chris; I always look forward to your drabbles!

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    Brandon Sutton over 9 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!

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    Chris Walker over 9 years ago

    Thanks guys.

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    Elizabeth O. Smith about 9 years ago

    Awesome piece! I felt the mounting pressure haha :)

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    Iarwain Olofsson almost 8 years ago

    YES! Awesome.

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