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Early Riser

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:10 pm
by munsi
150 years into our journey, my hibernation pod malfunctioned, and I woke.

I attempted repairs, but didn‘t have the parts. So now I wander, I wait.

The view of the stars is magnificent, what I see no other human ever will, but what I watch most is you. Safe in your pod, asleep.

Who are you?

When you arrive I’ll be dead, there’s no food on this ship and even if there were, it’s a thousand years until you arrive at your destination.

I’m sad not to be joining you, but I wish you the best on your new world.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:36 am
by strawman
No No, not me. She'd awaken to find my skeleton? That's just too cruel.

No, I'm going to wake her up.

She can get hungry with me, is that asking so much?

Then, after a few days of love and sacrifice (my name is Prince Charming), when we are both weak from hunger, I will kiss her, bid her bon voyage, and let her get back into her pod and fall back asleep, to dream of me.

Shortly after that, I will cut off her air supply, and take her place in the pod. This way, we both die happy.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:31 pm
by LajesticVantrashellofLob
He woke me up.

I awoke gradually from cryosleep – a dream about my lover, no less. We were in a field, enjoying a picnic and each other’s company. He turned to me, his lips mere moments away…

He woke me up with a kiss.

Twenty lightyears out, eight hundred some years to go.

We will starve together.

Or we would… he says I must return. To sleep. To continue without him. Alone.

I can hardly bear the thought of a life without my dear lover, but weak with hunger I agree.

He says goodnight, one last time.

With a kiss.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:14 pm
by strawman
We have a Drabble Trifecta! Munsi, props for inspiring the muse.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:00 pm
by munsi
i really like how this developed! good work, everyone else!

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:36 pm
by bell
There are thousands of colonists on the ship. I shorted one of the heaters to red heat, and started to defrost the first sleep chamber. No yours, of course; when you wake up, I'd like to present you with fait accompli.

I just hope you like barbecue.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:04 pm
by strawman
Actually, the idea lends itself more to a smoker.
Hickory infused, meat falling off the bone. Mmmmmm. Smoked colonist.

Made ya salivate? C'mon; admit it.

Moron'd

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:24 pm
by dreamrock
Yaaaaawn. That was a really shitty dream. I hate hibernation.

They promised me I wouldn't be conscious on any level! I imagine they'll say I'm mentally disturbed. Screw 'em.

I got out of the pod five minutes ago. Maybe everyone else's dreams were so bad they are still in their pods, terrified. I haven't seen or heard anyone.

Oh, man. I knew my fellow colonists were morons, but it appears I'm the only colonist who survived hibernation. The rest seem to have fingered the emergency release in their sleep and couldn't figure out how to turn the pods back on.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:03 pm
by strawman
This train is twisted!

Re: Moron'd

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:02 pm
by ROU Killing Time
dreamrock wrote:Yaaaaawn. That was a really shitty dream. I hate hibernation.

They promised me I wouldn't be conscious on any level! I imagine they'll say I'm mentally disturbed. Screw 'em.

I got out of the pod five minutes ago. Maybe everyone else's dreams were so bad they are still in their pods, terrified. I haven't seen or heard anyone.

Oh, man. I knew my fellow colonists were morons, but it appears I'm the only colonist who survived hibernation. The rest seem to have fingered the emergency release in their sleep and couldn't figure out how to turn the pods back on.
"I hope I shall arrive soon."

Re: Moron'd

Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:15 am
by strawman
ROU Killing Time wrote:"I hope I shall arrive soon."
How do you say that in 100 words?

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:37 am
by dreamrock
I'd try, but there's no good way to do a word count from my phone and I'm without computer for at least a few more hours. That's a really interesting writing challenge in general. All of us aspiring to being published should give it a try.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:16 am
by bell
Great dribble!

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:39 pm
by manintheshack
Bravo, Drabble Lords. Bravo.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:50 am
by dreamrock
manintheshack wrote:Bravo, Drabble Lords. Bravo.
:lol: I like the sounds of that. But be careful or Drabble Lord Rassilon will start a drabblewar and destroy all literature so the Drabble Lords can progress to the next medium (3D Hyper Porn?). First person to respond with an appropriate graphic or screenshot for this injoke wins one free ... drabblewar.

EDIT: Clarification -- the injoke isn't remotely adult in nature. :x

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:35 am
by ejbman
dreamrock wrote:
manintheshack wrote:Bravo, Drabble Lords. Bravo.
:lol: I like the sounds of that. But be careful or Drabble Lord Rassilon will start a drabblewar and destroy all literature so the Drabble Lords can progress to the next medium (3D Hyper Porn?). First person to respond with an appropriate graphic or screenshot for this injoke wins one free ... drabblewar.

EDIT: Clarification -- the injoke isn't remotely adult in nature. :x
How about...

Image

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:11 pm
by dreamrock
:D Excellent.

Now, the question is, who do you want to be the Doctor and who do you want to be Lord Rassilon in your very own drabblewar, Ejbman? :lol:

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:12 pm
by Phenopath
Great dribble. I like the spacey, screwed up production.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:26 pm
by dreamrock
Phenopath wrote:(...) spacey, screwed up production.
Yeah, that part's my fault. :lol: If I ever do that again, I'll go way easier on the reverse Delay I used on the woman's segment.

Re: Early Riser

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:05 pm
by Phenopath
I did mean that as a compliment, honest :). I like the heavily produced effect, it really captured the claustrophobic disorientation of the story.