Digging is hard work. Try doing it on another planet. How much fun is zero gravity when you are trying to make a pile of dust?
Stepping on the shovel, she heard the crunch through the atmospheric helmet.
She knelt to sweep away the blue-green dust. It was a time capsule from Sardis, one of the moons. Once open, she knew it was booty from a botched kidnapping.
A carved bone flask, half full.
A tail plume of a phoenix.
A four-knuckled finger, still wearing a 200-gram, marquise-shaped piece of uranium set on a platinum band: A wedding ring.
For the second straight week, flash comes in on the nose of the word limit. December’s upper limit is 100 words. The word for this week is ring.
If you are playing along for Flash in the Pan, or would like to join for the first time, visit the Flash in the Pan page to learn how to be a part of the second edition of FTP. Who thinks a 50 word limit would be fun?
Would you like to visit another planet? Do you have any interest in archaeology? If you were digging, what would you like to find? How would you feel if you found what she did?
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