“Take us in.” ordered the Captain.
Once our starship dropped into the violent Crimson Nebula, we were buffeted by strong winds. We saw through the storm windows of our bridge thousands of lightning flashes before us. I knew the storm windows were built for conditions like this, but I secretly wondered if they were strong enough…
The huge manta-shaped Ecraw, who lived in nebulae like this, flew around our ship unaffected by the conditions around them.
Then I finally located the signal that we’d been unable to find due to the electromagnetic radiation. We had found the missing ship.
This is more like space opera than science fiction…
This was written with the prompt storm windows provided by the Carrot Ranch November 14 Flash Fiction Challenge.
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