Trifecta, Week Sixty-Eight: Deep Space Astronaut

Adrian looked at the sky and knew it was almost time. He kissed Yvette; they both knew she would probably be dead by the time he returned to earth. The rocket was waiting.

Thirty-three words, offered for this week’s Trifecta. The prompt:

TIME (noun)

1a : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration
b : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future
c : leisure <time for reading>
2: the point or period when something occurs : occasion
3a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end <arrived ahead of time>
b : an opportune or suitable moment <decided it was time to retire> โ€”often used in the phrase about time <about time for a change>

(16) Comments

    1. Those dedicating themselves to protect their nations by serving in the armed forces essentially do the same thing…duty, honor, etc. Thanks, as always for stopping by!

    1. Very true, Annabelle. I have (selfiishly) said that is just why I couldn’t enlist in the military and have great respect for those who do!

  1. The title immediately made me think of “Deep Space” the video game, so I’m sitting here thinking, “DON’T GO, ADRIAN! THERE ARE NECROMORPHS IN SPACE!!”


    Great tale told in 33 words. Well done!

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