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The Enhanced Man

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 14, 2023.

“Looks like it all checks out” I said.

The Planner nodded. “Looks like. You ready for this? There’s probably no coming back.”

I nodded in return. “A ship needs her captain. I’ll get no rest, but my passengers will be sleeping for a long, long time. I just need to last the duration, enough for them to see landfall. And their new home.”

“And the boredom?”

“The shoulder patches. They’ll take care of that for me.”

We embraced.

“Best suit up then. Ship’s waiting.”