Drabble Day – SILENCE

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


Carlos’s head was ringing. He struggled to his knees and punched the kill switch of the alarm. His head was STILL ringing. With a supreme effort Carlos dragged himself up and dropped into the pilot’s chair of the escape pod. He wiped blood from his right eye and slowly began to search the scanner for any sign of rescue. All that showed up on the screen were the tiny dots of light that represented the remains of the Klondike, slowly tumbling in vacuum.

The automatic beacon was blaring out on all frequencies. But there was no response. Just the endless silence of space…


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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2 Responses to Drabble Day – SILENCE

  1. Nice, space emergency! I really got the impression of terror cloaked in despair maybe? I’m not sure if that’s quite what I mean, but it’s pretty close.

  2. tara tyler says:

    space is very silent, and lonely w/o a crew!
    nice job

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