Flash Fiction Entry | Led By Curiosity & The Extreme Weather Meant

This story satisfies the requirements of my own flash fiction challenge, as well as the one from Julia’s place. Enjoy!

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768px-Water_ice_clouds_hanging_above_Tharsis_PIA02653When scientists found a way to sustain life on Mars, Annie Taylor volunteered. When NASA assigned roles, she led.

By Curiosity, or rather the rover’s long-dead bulk, Annie landed her craft, Aries. Toting a crew of two hundred and scant resources necessary to tame the elements, it had taken two years for Aries to reach its destination. The community thrived under Annie’s leadership. Discoveries made daily; hope restored to man’s dominance of the cosmos.

Until the storm.

When radar picked it up, Annie was notified.

“What will we do?” asked the messenger.

Die, she thought, knowing what the extreme weather meant.

“Tonight, we feast.”

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