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NaNoWriMo #26

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He switched off the hyperluminal drive and powered up the EarthScope.

“OK,” he said. “This is it.”

She looked out at the flat, endless nothing. They’d been travelling for days, left behind the whole galaxy, the whole cluster… for this.

“Daaaaaaad,” she said. “What are we doing here?”

“We’re 85 million light years from Earth,” he said. “And there’s some things you can only see when you’re this far away.”

“Emily’s dad took her to Saturn,” she grumbled.

He finished tweaking the dials, and beckoned her over. She looked through the EarthScope, and gasped. “Is that…?”

“Yep,” he said. “Dinosaurs.”

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    D.M. almost 5 years ago

    Best Dad ever! Very imaginative drabble,

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Brilliant and imaginative, and I am sooo jealous of the little girl.....

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    Neil Murton almost 5 years ago

    Cheers guys :-)

    Dinosaurs are amazing.

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Correct, dinosaurs ARE amazing :) Really enjoying this series, Neil, tremendously high (and consistent) quality, especially given that you're doing one a day! :)

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    Iarwain Olofsson almost 4 years ago

    Cool. Einstein would have enjoyed this tremendously, ... I guess.
    Me, I certainly did.

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