Jim’s Shorts
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Jim’s Shorts

Four Thousand Kilometers Above Jupiter

Flash Fiction

Jupiter and Space. Allegedly. I mean, have YOU ever been there? Jim’s Shorts by Jim Latham. This one is called Four Thousand Kilometers Above Jupiter.
Jupiter. I guess. I’ve never been there. Jim’s Shorts. Photo by Planet Volumes on Unsplash

I named the spider Billy. I was supposed to kill him — sacrifice is the term in the experimental protocol — after the experiment was complete, but I didn’t want to. I didn’t even finish the experiment.

Why bother? Whatever electromagnetic event wiped out comms with the transport ship took out my exterior cams too, so I’ve been flying blind for two…




microfiction (<250 words), flash (250 to 1000), lots of 100- and 50-word stories

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Jim Latham

Jim Latham

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