This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Douglas M. MacIlroy. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.
“Situation report, SR1.”
“Data collected, Sir,” Lena responded. “Returning to base.”
“Affirmative. Beware storm from northeast.”
Lena quickly calculated her best course. It wasn’t a long trip, especially along the ridge-top path but, although her flit was designed for the icy planet, it would be unable to make headway against the driving winds. The southern path would be a safer choice.
The avalanche took her completely by surprise.
“Damn it!” Lena cursed as the simulation ended. Three times now she’d died. Maybe she should face facts. She’d never be good enough to join the expedition.
But, perhaps one more try…
Word Count: 100
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