Drabble Day – Race

The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and involves writing a Drabble (a short story of 100 words, plus or minus 5) based around a particular prompt. This week’s prompt was “Race”.

So here it is…

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Carter slammed the hatch and spun the locking wheel, through the port he could see Belhaven running towards him…

Turning, he raced for the next hatch. Having just come off shift he was tired, Belhaven was fresh… and crazy.

Progress through the station was slow, maybe too slow, every move accompanied by the alarm’s piercing scream. But he made it.

The last hatch closed, Carter reached the one lifepod that Belhaven hadn’t destroyed. He dived inside and slammed the Emergency Release button.

The countdown reached zero just as the lifepod was flung into space. Behind it, the station blossomed into a silent ball of light.

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About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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One Response to Drabble Day – Race

  1. tskraghu says:

    Felt the tension:-)

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