Here’s a bit of spooky fluff for your afternoon. I presented the story below at a Christmas party for some scary storytelling around a campfire. It’s a mix of fact and (mostly) fiction, but the Widowmaker was a very real plane. I hope you enjoy it!
(This was written for a contest last October. It didn’t win — or even place — but I rather like it, and I hope you do too.)
Landbury knew if they didn’t reach harbor soon they would lose the Muenster from Mare Tranquilitatis, and it would cost him his captaincy. They had to face the celestial typhoon.
“Storm’s a Scorpio,” Hillbrand said. “She’ll sting ya, you’re not careful.”