Drabble Day – GLOW

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 “GLOW”.

“OK Jimmy; I’m off. Let me in when I’m finished. Remember, DON’T touch the blue button!”

Jimmy always got freaked out when his Mum was like this. Not really listening, he nodded.

Sheila finished suiting up and exited the airlock. The planet was a cesspool of flesh-eating bugs, but she needed to fix that stabiliser.


Later, a tired Sheila entered the airlock and waved at the camera. Jimmy, his music blaring on his headphones, waved back. Out of the corner of his eye his saw the flashing blue button and pushed it.

In the airlock, the biohazard incinerator began to glow and Sheila screamed…


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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6 Responses to Drabble Day – GLOW

  1. Ryan says:

    Yikes! Kids! Great story telling.

  2. tara tyler says:

    why is there alwys an idiot aboard?
    great drabble!

  3. Lectin Gaezat says:

    Flesh eating bugs. I like that (but would never want to meet them). Lovely drabble DML.

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