Space Camp by Catherine Russell

They say that in space no one can hear you scream. Charlie wished that were true when she thought of the horrors of the camp cafeteria. Unfortunately though, the space station’s artifical life support clearly conveyed the moans and cries of the afflicted.

The dominant form of life here continued to be microscopic. Food poisoning consigned more than half the campers to their sleeping bags, but at least she didn’t need to worry about being picked last for zero gravity volleyball…

And then she died.

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7 responses to “Space Camp by Catherine Russell

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  2. Matt Potter

    I can’t help it, this made me laugh. The way it so abruptly ends … I guess like her (?) life. But I love the idea of a space cafeteria …

  3. That is one of the most gratifying deathbed thoughts ever!!! You had me at the mere thought of Zero G diarrhea; it is really too bad we are limited to 250 words! Thank you for the belly laugh.

  4. all that worry for naught. or is it aught? great story. peace…

  5. surprise ending. loved that. we’ve waffled on enough about the difficulties of growing up: you cut through the crap very efficiently. great horror story.

  6. Al McDermid

    Ah, the horrors of camp follow us into space. And I’ve always assumed we’d have . . . other things to worry about. Well done.

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