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A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by EW Doc Parris using MidJourney.

The stories are originally posted on Mastodon via my personal account.

Originally published April 26, 2023.

How has this crew survived this long?

First I restored navigation. Then comms. While getting the sensors online, they decided to ‘help’ and now the main drive systems are down.

“All hands. Every one of you. Step back from your consoles. Now. Touch nothing.”

Better lock down life support systems.

Once the drive is back up, I’m sending a message to Fleet Command recommending they replace the entire crew. Now. These people couldn’t haul fake vomit to Europa.