Starting – A 100 Word Story

This was again part of the 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge. Voting’s back, so you can vote for it and listen (and read) the rest of the stories over at the 100 Word Stories site. If you just want to listen to mine alone, you can do so using the player below. (If the player’s borked – like in some feed readers – try this link.

I found Maria by the airlock, avoiding hyperventilation by puffing into the sack. Her hair swirled in the spaceship’s low gravity.

She gasped “It’s starting!” before breathing into the paper again.

“What’s starting?” I asked.

She pointed at the porthole. I looked out, into the black. “I don’t see…” I said, then I did.

The moon, still dark and new from Earth’s viewpoint, showed a different face to our spaceship. We saw the far side of the moon. It shone bright and full.

Maria’s hand, now more of a paw, fell on my shoulder.

Behind me, I heard a growl.

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