Hi all! Sorry I missed last week, but I’m back now with the next instalment from “Earth Alpha”. Sabina and the rest of the people on the transport are exiting into the space station, Hope.
Shouts of disgust rang out from the front of the craft, but there were hopeful noises too. Sabina decided she would keep her judgement to herself. Eventually the wave of humanity brought her to the airlock, and she stepped through it. She immediately blocked her nose against the stench. The floor of the corridor ran slick with some nameless watery substance; some type of icky-looking fungus was growing on joins in the walls, and the windows were caked with what looked suspiciously like moss. That saddened her; she had hoped to see the hulk of their colony ship in all her glory as she waited for the final remnant of escaping humanity. Revulsed, she stared at a spot in the middle of the back before her eyes.
Final transport from earth, please proceed to Gate 17-alpha. Final….
The announcement repeated itself over and over, drumming into them that they must please proceed to Gate 17-alpha. Sabina didn’t have much choice in the matter anyway. Like the herd they were, she simply followed the person in front of her, looking to neither side.
Getting a whiff of something suspicious yet? Guess you’ll have to wait a bit longer 😀
Do let me know what you think, and then don’t forget to take a look at the snippets shared by the other authors this week on the main SFFS blog.
Thanks for stopping by!