The carnage and chaos had ended.
He was the only survivor.
Recognizable remains littered the corridors. Blood pooled over artificial gravity wells.
A course to Earth was set, and he gingerly collapsed into a cryogenics pod.
As the pod sealed, a motion light kicked on.
“I hear voices and scratching,” the child whispered beneath a heavy comforter.
Darkness blanketed the Montes Apenninus just beyond his son’s bedroom window.
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The final flight of mankind.
Several Lunar Roving Vehicles remain scattered across the surface of the Moon.
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The last hope to save humanity must leave two crewmembers behind.
After a difficult discussion and a round of heartfelt goodbyes, Kellogg and Lumumba climbed into the recreation module.
The module was jettisoned from the ship a few minutes later.
Hope for the survival of mankind remained as the ship continued onward.
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The desperate exodus of mankind to the stars.
“Butembo will serve as the anchor for the first ever constructed.”
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There was fierce debate as to the order of the worlds in this particular system.
“I never pick!”
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“The colonists refer to this as the ‘death drop’.”
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My suggestion involves time travel.
After the asteroid slammed into Earth, a few squirrelly dinosaurs were still kicking.
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A power vacuum.
One malfunctioning robot.
Weeks became months.
“Overdue” turned into pleas pumped into space.
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With a shrill wind as his warden.
Stranded on OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb, he believed that he was alone on the frozen world.
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