“Deep Time” by James Aston

Deep Time is one of the stories in the Science Fiction Stories series.

Deep Time by James Aston

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Deep Time

“Ah, come on.” Charlie said. “Don’t be like that.” He watched Gail’s face as a crease formed on her forehead. He wasn’t winning the argument, but he knew that she would come around to his point of view sooner or later.

“I’m serious about this.” Gail said. “Why won’t you listen?”

“I am listening.” Charlie said. “But up-shifting? Right now? I’ve got a once in a lifetime opportunity here. I can’t afford to up-shift.”

Living on a artefact circling a star deep in space, Charlie has to make a decision that is laced with risk. But will it pay off?

5,290 words

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