Flash Friday: My Special Tonic

“Well, this is boring.” Malachi slipped a flask from his coat pocket. “Need something to tide you over?”

The woman beside him demurred. “I find travel by starcoach ever so exciting.”

“Have it your way, lady.” Malachi toasted and took a swig.

His body stiffened. His blood slowed. The woman could see his breath. Frost formed on his eyes.

Four hours later, the astral steeds snorted as the coachman pulled back on the reigns.

Malachi blinked as his body began to thaw. He shook his head when he was able. He tossed a lopsided grin to the woman. “Cryogenics in a bottle has saved me many a boring voyage.” 

FLASH! It’s Flash Friday, the day when Seeking New Earth authors write short stories up to 1000 words (“flash fiction”) or 110 words (“microfiction”). Both are sure to instigate the imagination and stimulate the synapses. Did you like what you read? Want to explore the story some more? Or maybe you want to try your own hand at some flash fiction? Leave us a comment below!


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