• the_novel_idealist

18 September 2020 - 15 Minute Fiction Friday


The sudden smell of carbon seemed all he could comprehend, as his mind slowly regained function. What happened? Where was he? Why did he feel so… strange?


He began to remember: that mesmerising light, his partner’s vacant expression, their shuttle moving closer, his partner disappearing, his helmet cracking in the vacuum.


With a start, he frantically clutched for his shattered helmet, but it was not there. He opened his eyes and realised his perilous position; nothing but impossible darkness.


Floating in the void, he saw a white speck, his partner – they had survived, but for what. What came next?