Daily Flash Fiction Challenge 36: Cloud of Gold

This is the 36th in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.

Cloud of Gold, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 6th January 2012

Word count: 740

Theme: race, space, long distance, discipline, mixed nuts

The story:

“Okay, everyone before we all catch some rack time, let’s have go over the plan,” ordered the Captain of the Cloud of Gold, a long distance racing ship,

Everyone groaned, but did as they were bid. The race meant everything, and each knew that really, if they missed anything, they would suffer for it later, still it was tiresome.

The captain activated the holomap which sat in the centre of the room, it illuminated and spread out to fill a space five feet by five feet. “We’re here, on the Ursula straight,” he pointed at a line that illuminated as he finger intersected it, “We’re on the straight for another two days, we’re high burning it.”

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