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dream.20070905: frozen

by Rob Friesel

Class in Antarctica; a submarine to simulate zero-gravity and we are students of astronomy and sociology.  I am late for class and have been watching the opening hour on closed-circuit TV.  A cold-related injury has given me a good-enough excuse for not making it on time.  During the class’ intermission, I make my way over to the submarine classroom as best I can.  The pathway is a narrow strip of ice over a rail-less catwalk; on either side of the walkway is thin ice along the surface of the ocean.  From within the submarine, I hear the jokes of my classmates.  Walking, I slip and come crashing down on the wrong side of the walkway.  The ice holds (but barely) and I don’t slip through into the deathly freezing water.  Instead, I bounce over to the other side and nearly break through that ice as well.  I try to cling to the ground, try to crawl back onto the catwalk, but gravity is getting away from me.

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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