Mission Control fell silent.
"Initiate launch sequence, Apollo. Fire primary boosters."
"Roger to that, Houston. Initiating launch sequence. Firing primary boosters."
"Primary boosters 100%, fire secondary boosters, Apollo"
"Firing secondary boosters."
"Secondary boosters 100%, Fire main engines."
"Firing main engines."
"Main engines at 86%."
"86%? Abort launch, Houston? Can you confirm?"
"Negative, Apollo. Await launch confirmation. Main engines 91%... 96%... 100%. You are 'go' for launch. I repeat, you are 'go' for launch."
"Abort launch! Abort launch!"
James and Anthony tore downstairs.
When you are 9-years-old, launching a space rocket from your bedroom is hungry work.
Horrorshow over 3 years ago
Good one, Bryan :-)
Brandon Sutton over 3 years ago
This drabble wasn't shocking or hilarious (at least not to me), but it made me feel good after I read it, so I like it. Very nicely done!
Michael Cook over 3 years ago
Not just for the 9 year olds either!
Bryan Thomas over 3 years ago