Many thanks to Jerry Packard for being the first to take up the prompt and write a story. Happy Reading!
“Ok Malic your up,” Simon said.
Malic latched the pull cord to his harness and prepared to enter the mouth of the serpent. This would be his last dive into the belly of the frozen beast, and his last time on the expedition. Three times out was all that was required to receive a lifetime of extra rations. He knew that he would not survive, but any extra rations were worth it if he did.
“How did the last miner do?” Malic asked Simon
“Made it to the wall, but died before he could grab any” Simon said
“Ok, I’m attached” Malic declared after checking the connections to the pulley system used to drag miners back out.
The colony’s last ember of brimstone was starting to flicker out, they had only days left. After crash-landing on this barren, sunless wasteland centuries ago the discovery of brimstone was what had saved…
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