Monday, June 16, 2008

Drabble: First Try

First Try

There was a breach in the hull of the vessel, and air was rushing in at an alarming rate. The repair crew scrambled to fix it, but the compartment was not designed to be repaired from the inside, not while underway. By the time crews were suited up, too much atmosphere had been let in; the ship could not operate in so damaged a state. It was all they could do to return to more hospitable environs, to live to plan for the next attempt.

And that’s how the jellyfish’s first over-land voyage failed before reaching the dry sand.

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