Ajax Seven launched with a scream of drill bit tearing through surface crust. The Core was an estimated sixteen hours directly below, along the central axis of Ajax’s drill.
Seven hours into the trip the ship lurched violently and the drill shriek intensified by an order of magnitude.
“Stop it! Kill it, or the gears will grind themselves to dust without resistance,” Captain Gustafson ordered.
“Did we strike some sort of air pocket, sir? A steam vent?” asked Briggs.
Gustafson waited patiently for the fog around the forward cameras to clear.
“A worm. Coddling moth larvae are common in apples.”
100 words. In response to this week’s Picture It & Write prompt:
8 thoughts on “Journey to the Core”
Heh. Boys, always fascinated by bugs 😛
Very creative approach. Good read
Too bad “The Core” was such a horrible, horrible film.
Movie much like some stories, the characters and events don’t plan the game plan.
HAhahha and eeewe! Great tale. Thanks for the laugh.
“It will take some time to get the bug guts out of the drill, captain.”