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The work was done. Everything had been photographed and catalogued, samples taken and analyzed. Janus was ready for colonization.

Earth was too polluted, too crowded, too sick to sustain humans. A new planet had been discovered, identical to Earth. Named Janus, after the Roman god of beginnings and transitions.

Driscoll was packing his gear as he looked at the beautiful horizon. His captain downed a Coca-Cola and threw the can to the ground.

"Gonna be great," the captain said with zeal.

Driscoll looked at the can as a tear ran down his face.

"Yeah," Driscoll whispered. "Gonna be great."

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    Richard Charles Davidson over 5 years ago

    About the size of it...Good one!

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    Christopher over 5 years ago

    Thank you, Richard. Not a happy prediction, but I would wager an accurate one.

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    Drew Martyn over 5 years ago

    Excellent drabble, and I agree, an accurate prediction.

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    Christopher over 5 years ago

    Thank you, Drew.

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    D.M. over 5 years ago

    Sad thing is, it wouldn't take long either... Well done!

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    Christopher over 5 years ago

    Thanks, D.M. Sadly, I'm afraid that's true.

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    Neville Hunt over 5 years ago

    Love the Drabble Christopher. I wish it didn't ring so true!
    You really are on a roll, drabblewise! Keep them coming please.

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    Christopher over 5 years ago

    Thank you, Neville. I try to do it as much as my schedule permits. I appreciate the encouragement.

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    Peter Henderson almost 3 years ago

    Yes exactly, pollution is from someone who shows no idea of the consequences.

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    Christopher about 2 years ago

    Thanks, Peter.

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    Jamie Clapperton 2 months ago

    Did it again mwahahahaha

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    Jamie Clapperton 2 months ago

    Vote reinstated. 😉

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