Week 34: Major Tom
(Prompt: A story about loneliness)
When Major Tom used up all the oxygen in his spacesuit, he died of suffocation. Without oxygen he wouldn’t decompose.
So I wonder, what does a non-decomposed face look like?
He would have orbited Earth awhile then fell back in — one of those shooting stars you saw at summer camp.
But what if he could have drifted away, like the video? 100 Billion stars per galaxy, times 100 Billion galaxies. And Major Tom, he’s out there somewhere.
You ever want to feel small, think about that.
I do. It’s my job. They call me Mr. Lonely, like the song.