Bent, Not Broken (Skipping Stones)

‘Verse: Skipping Stones
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairings/Warnings: None
Summary: The morning after the first successful Starways-DuPont-Boeing human skipdrive trial.

It’s the same dusky hills. The same lazy rain. The same familiar hint of brine on the wind and the taste of waves filtered through morning coffee. She’d skipped out to the stars and back, and nothing changed.

It felt unreal, impossible, that something so momentous could leave no trace. Reality had bent last night and the world was none the wiser. She sipped her coffee, staring out across the waves. Looking for something; some echo of her skip between point A and B, and the vast bit of nothing she’d skimmed through in-between.

Two tests later, she found it.



7 responses to “Bent, Not Broken (Skipping Stones)”

  1. nmdrkangl Avatar

    meh.. i liked the first one better.

    1. Martha Bechtel Avatar

      Well, I never said they were going to be perfect drabbles. ^_~ *grin*

      What do you mean by first one thou? *confused*

      1. nmdrkangl Avatar

        the suicidal guy you had who was the first successful jumper. everyone else kept disapearing on the other end. i don’t know.. it was a while ago..

        1. Martha Bechtel Avatar

          Oddly, I don’t remember him. Hmmm… too many fictives too little braincells apparently. *wanders off to hunt through LJSeek for the other skipper*

          1. nmdrkangl Avatar

            is when you first came up with “skipping stones” as the idea… i want to say a little over a year or so?

            1. Martha Bechtel Avatar

              Rrrr… darnit, I can’t find it. *kicks LJ and its useless tagging system*

              I think I may go back to over-tagging all the fiction stuffs. That way I can sort by name and by verse and whatnot. 😛

              *pokes around* I write too much. >.< ;;;

              1. nmdrkangl Avatar

                can you boolean ljseek? like “Skip AND Jump” or something?

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