neelwrites/flash/fiction/TLT/19/07/2019

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Three Line Tales, Week 181

Three Line Tales, Week 181

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, photo taken by Neil Armstrong

IN DIRE STRAITS

By Neel Anil Panicker

“I heard on television that your moon mission has been indefinitely delayed, is that true, darling?”

‘Yes, my dear, our much touted, most prestigious moon mission has been temporarily delayed due to a faulty plumbing issue that we detected in one of its rocket stages that uses cryogenic or super-cooled liquid hydrogen and oxygen as fuel and as such the countdown to the much awaited Moon mission was frozen at 56.24″.

“Baby, mere graduate that I am, I don’t understand all this high sounding technical jargon that you bearded high brow Space scientists throw at ordinary homo sapiens like us but all I can tell you is that our home is in dire crisis and if you don’t call in the plumber and stop the leakage fast, our home could be soon be flooded, and remember___your countdown has already begun.” 

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