TITLE: The Edge
GENRE: MG Sci Fi
MG- Sci Fi. Felix, our lead, is about to get into a capsule to go to space. The last occupant of the capsule was a goat, and it was sent by a different group. Holly and John are his best buddies, Tercelle is a reluctant member of the team.
Felix stared. They hadn’t been airmailing elephants, but it must have been a small goat. “That’s it?”
“Yes,” Tercelle and John said in unison.
John smiled at Felix. “It can withstand the atmospheric pressure and you’ll have twelve minutes of air. Given what we have learned from the last sample–”
“–which blew up–” Tercelle barked out as he smiled at Felix.
“You’ll be fine.” John scowled at Tercelle. “And Holly upgraded a communication device for the trip.”
“What’s the upgrade?”
“Both ends send now. Two-way communications.” Holly handed Felix a simple phone device.
“They didn’t expect the goat to type?”
“Nope. And I added an electronic tag so we can trace you.”
“Like my mom?”
She smiled. “Yep.”
This mission was uncertain. Would he make it? Would he return? Felix scowled at the capsule. For certain, the process of being loaded into the capsule would be crushing.
“If potato killer is scared, I can go,” Tercelle said.
“How long would it take to make a larger capsule?” Felix asked.
Holly said in a cold Tang-like tone. “Six months–at least.”
“This is your ride Spud Boy,” Tercelle slapped the capsule, “unless, I go instead.”
Felix sighed, “No Tercelle, I’m going.”
John bumped his elbow. “There’re a couple of other things I need to fill you in on,” he said.
“And remember we are on the clock,” Holly said. She moved to the new command center behind a glass wall.