For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’m writing drabbles based on words I got from a random word generator. A drabble is a short piece of fiction of exactly 100 words.
Mike climbed into the Cosmix Model 27-B Racer and fastened the harness. He’d been eyeing the sleek black and green hull of the ship for months, daydreaming about taking it out for a spin around the system.
He’d passed the flight test in a bulkier and far less attractive shuttle. Now he was getting his chance.
Then he got his clearance. He slid out of the shuttle bay, and the star-speckled blackness of space embraced him. Mike accelerated, savoring the way his body sank back into the seat as he zoomed through the deep.
He didn’t plot a course.