Mission to Mars (flash fiction)


Mission to Mars


An all-female crew was sent to Mars as studies showed that women work together better as a team and having a single-sexed crew would avoid crew members getting frisky and having sex.

However by a strange chance the entire crew turned out to be lesbian. As they watched Mars approach at glacial speed, the entire crew enjoyed a fun few months traveling there, much to NASA’s annoyance.


Joanne Fisher


Word count: 66 + prompt


This was written with the prompt glacial provided by Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #110.


This was inspired by an actual NASA report recommending an all-female Mars mission to avoid astronauts having sex. Which struck me as rather naive about human sexuality. Weren’t they aware of same-sex attraction? Lesbians do exist… If you want to read more about it, read this and then this. To be fair the report was meant to have been written some time ago, but still…


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9 thoughts on “Mission to Mars (flash fiction)

  1. Like it. It brings two thoughts to mind. One was to remember a sci-fi I wrote in my late teens, during which I experimented with the problems of zero-gravity sex, and decided lesbians would achieve it was the least difficulty. And the other is a throwaway comment, heard or read I don’t know where, but a long time ago, which claimed women didn’t do so well in space … with no reasons given. And ever since I have wondered if it was a hormonal problem.

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      1. Yea, we women are accredited with the ability to expressed, without a man’s inhibition, our emotions. Though I’d say that’s a sweeping generalisation that casts a veil over the truth

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