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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Outcropping

To celebrate Star Trek: The Next Generation's 25th anniversary, here's a very short nonsensical story (or story fragment, really) I wrote about a decade ago. 

"The Outcropping"
Captain Picard stumbled into the crevice. With a roaring curse, he skidded down the slope, scraping his bald cranium on a sharp outcropping of ice.

"God damn it!" he muttered, tumbling into a snowdrift. "I've cut my head!" he gasped.

Data, thinking fast, licked the wound, sealing it with his android saliva. Picard grimaced, disgusted, but also relieved.

"Good work, Mr. Data."

The End

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