Friday Night Drabble Party!
Oh, hello. I didn’t see you there. Come in, come in. What? This? Oh, it’s just the FRIDAY NIGHT DRABBLE PARTY!
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How’s ya’ll doin’? Good? Excellent!
Now, as I sometimes do, I have a few announcements before getting into the nitty, the gritty, itty bitty fiction that is tonight’s drabble. What announcements? I’m glad you asked.
Announcement Numero Uno: I’m on the Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot! Huzzah! To be more precies, my YA novel, Intentional Haunting, is on the prelim ballot for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel. This is not a nomination, just a preliminary ballot. If I make it to the final ballot then I will be officially nominated. Still, pretty freakin’ cool!
Announcement Numero Dos: Don’t forget that Kaiju Storm is now available. It’s all ebooky and printy and ready for your eyeholes to devour! DEVOUR!
Announcement Numero Tres: Z-Burbia 5: The Bleeding Heartland is published, bitches! Uh, I mean the “bitches” part in a friendly way. We can call each other bitches, right? I think we’re at that point in our relationship. And look at the cover! Suh-weeeeeet! Click that puppy and go get ya some more of the Stanfords and their nightmarish, post-apocalyptic lives!
Now, onto the drabble!
“Consider what you are about to embark upon,” the colonel said. “This is not a plane ride across the world. This is not a vacation on a cruise ship. This is deep space. And when you wake up, all of your family and friends will be long dead. Even the Earth may not exist anymore.”
They stood there, eyes locked onto the colonel as the man paced back and forth before them. The colonel stopped and turned then looked upon the massive rocketship that stood ready on the launchpad.
“Damn,” he said. “I’d give anything to go with you. Anything.”