Microfiction: Space Travel

They set out to fight for the sake of fighting. It didn’t matter much to them who was winning when they arrived; they would win when they got there. Guns the size of small ships adorned their hull—this wasn’t even going to be a challenge.

So, they set a course across space. A planet that was a major foothold in the conflict selected and then the massive combustion engines readied to fire.

The captain sat in his command chair, staring forward with steely certainty.

His second spoke. “Sir, we’re projected to get there in only 3000 years or so.”

“Excellent,” he said and smiled to himself. “They’ll never see us coming.”

Special thanks to: Melissa Potter

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